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Corporate Responsibility






Resource recovery and reuse

Service provider data reported in the above-mentioned countries show that nearly 35% of the 9,700 tonnes of waste produced by the hotels is recycled. The most frequently recycled waste materials are paper, cardboard, glass and plastic.

By 2015, Accor is committed to having 85% of the hotels recovering at least paper, cardboard, toner cartridges, batteries and compact fluorescent light bulbs and tubes for recycling or processing. In 2012,79% of hotels had such waste recovery programs in place.

Waste produced by main category


Unsorted, nonhazardous waste Food waste er & cardboard



Analysis of the data showed that nearly 60% of hotel waste was unsorted and nonhazardous, while sorted waste primarily concerned food waste, paper, cardboard, glass and plastic.

The environmental footprint study analyzed the source and impact of this waste. It showed that while waste is produced everywhere in a hotel – including meeting rooms, the bar, offices, the reception desk and the car park – guest rooms and food services account for 70% of the total. Indeed, by itself a restaurant can generate up to 60% of a hotel’s waste.

However, the study also revealed the impact of waste that is not directly related to hotel operations, since nearly 70% of total waste comes from construction and renovation work.