Seven out of ten establishments in coastal areas The country with the highest tourist density in Spain is already implementing sustainability measures in the management of its businesses. I Barometer accommodation sustainability Submitted this Wednesday by eco glassNon-profit organization responsible for managing the recycling of glassware waste in Spain.
The study analyzes the sustainability of accommodation on the Spanish coast of Spain. Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, the Commonwealth of Valencia, the Region of Murcia and Andalusia. To do this, between June 1 and July 15, a team of 100 environmental educators from Ecovidrio personally surveyed 10,394 catering establishments.
This document is part of the initiative #GreenFlagsMovement an organization that wants to know the level of implementation of sustainability measures in the fields of efficient energy management, waste management, water management and responsible consumption. at the end of summer, eco glass will reward the 9 most mature organizations in the environmental management of their activities.
In general, the coastal hotel industry achieves an index. Sustainability In Ecovidrio’s view, a score of 6.8 out of 10 reflects a long way to go. According to the results, Comunitat Valenciana (7.08 out of 10) and Cataluña (7.06 out of 10) top the average, but the other autonomous communities analyzed confirm: Region of Murcia 6.9 out of 10, Balearic Islands 6.6 and Andalusia 6.3.
Energy consumption, followed by water consumption (7.3) and waste management (7.1), with approximately 8 out of 10 (7.9), are the sustainability levers best managed by the surveyed hoteliers; Responsible consumption with 5.1 out of 10 is the issue with the worst score in the global indicator.
According to the type of organization, The hotel industry gets a score of 7.8 out of 10 others such as restaurants (7.1), cafeterias (6.6) and entertainment and casinos (6.4), and nightlife venues in last place with a 6.1 out of 10.
In terms of waste, reaches extraordinary (7.1) in the global index (7.1 is the average, not the global index). In addition, according to the study, almost 95% of respondents declared that they correctly sorted cooking oil and glass over other waste such as paper and cardboard (83.5%), light packaging (81.5%) or the organic fraction ( only 44.4%).
as a promotion circular economy and lower waste generation, 84.6% of catering businesses already say they are using reusable glass-packaged products, adds the barometer, which states less than 40% of businesses surveyed have implemented measures to control food waste. It is one of the most popular attempts at open question.
Thus, between 1,000 startups self presented 32% related to using Tupperware to donate leftovers or food to NGOs or to distribute unsold food among employees.
Catalonia (8.1 points out of 10) had the best score in waste management by autonomous communities, followed by the Balearic Islands (7.8 points out of 10). The rest of the communities scored notable: Comunitat Valenciana (6.6), Andalusia (6.3) and Región de Murcia (6.1).
energy and water
Regarding energy consumption, almost 8 out of 10 hotel establishments in the surveyed regions are already implementing austerity measures and energy efficiency. Hotels stand out in this area (9.3 points out of 10), far from cafes (8.3), restaurants (8.1), others (7.4) and nightlife venues (6.5).
The most applied measures by hoteliers for the efficient use of energy, LED lights, mobility sensors and light timers and regulation of air conditioning temperature. According to the study, there are currently at least 98 workplaces with solar panels, and at least 45 are looking for ways to install them.
Region of Murcia (9.2 points out of 10) and Valencian Community (9.1 points) are the most developed regions in energy efficiencyten points above the next in the ranking, Andalusia (7.7 out of 10).
In terms of water consumption, hoteliers surveyed scored a remarkable score. 7.3 points out of 10 in the global index, 73% of businesses already implement water-saving measures or use water efficiently.
Among the most applied measures, the first ones stand out: diffuser, faucet aerator or timer installation in bathrooms and kitchens; secondly, the full load of household appliances; third, installation of double dispensers in bathrooms; and finally the use of elements such as water sources, osmosis or reusable jars.
In this respect, the Region of Murcia (9 points out of 10), followed by the Valencian Community (8.6 points out of 10), and at a more notable distance, Catalonia with 6.8 points out of 10.