Airbnb sustainable hosting

09/06/2019 01:00

With the news that we are headed for a major climate disaster, eco-friendly products should be on everyone’s mind. So we switch out our plastic straws for reusable ones, conserve water while we brush our teeth, but what about hotel bedding for our airbnb guests?
 
Look for products that have sustainably grown/raised elements. A great way to ensure that your down matches this guideline is to look for the RDS (responsible down sourcing) logo on packaging for down pillows, down comforters and more. 
 
But what makes something sustainably grown? For the most part, it means that the nutrients removed from the soil are being replaced in a natural way, that the growing is done without harming the local environment, and that there are minimal to no chemicals used in the growing process. Cotton, bamboo, and other natural materials used in bedding can all be grown sustainably. 
 
Another great way to help is to look for products that are made from recycled materials. You can also shop for products that use materials that are biodegradable.
 
Avoid falling for "Greenwashing," or false claims of sustainability made by manufacturers. The best way to do this is to look for products that have been approved by The Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Star Program, and other eco-friendly consumer groups.

Know the lingo:

Organic - no GMOs, chemicals, or pesticides were used in the growing process.
Sustainable - the land was not harmed by the growing process.
Beyond Organic - a push from organic farmers to ensure that workers are given fair pay and livestock are treated humanely.
Eco-friendly - not harmful to the environment
 
Here at the Airbnb tips blog, we are working hard to introduce more sustainable practices into our business. Tell us how you prepare your Airbnb property to host more sustainably!
 
Author bio: Guest post contributed by the Downlite Bedding team. Downlite designs, manufactures, and markets comfort bedding for major hotel chains, airbnb hosts, and consumers. The family-owned business is an industry leader with three generations of product-knowledge and experience.
 
 
 

 

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