Our hotel not only meets the Planet 21 bronze level commitments but more, as you can see below.
Our actions, in summary:
# ANTI-WASTE : preventive maintenance, seasonal restaurant card, Phenix partner, limit paper consumption via a vast project to digitalise media, offer to reuse sheets by default (stays > 1 night), monitoring of consumption, general switch in rooms, renewal of low-energy lighting (60% in buildings already equipped), washing at less than 60° if possible, information on accessibility of destinations by public transport, business transport services
# ANTIPLASTIC : ban individual plastic toiletry cups and bottles, eco-pumps for shampoo in the room (soap to come), ban straws and plastic stirrers and replace them with paste/cardboard utensils, ban plastic water bottles in the room during 2022 and replace them with a Tetra pack bottle (made in France)
# WASTE-RECYCLING** : collection of waste water, coffee capsules**, glass**, yellow waste**, brown waste**, food waste**, soap**; renovation policy based on internet/external recycling of furniture, search for sustainability, inclusion of regional markers in purchasing policy
# BIODIVERSITY : use eco-labelled cleaning products, favour organic products in the shop: 100% of jams will be organic from March 2022, 100% of macerated oils are organic, 80% of the aperitif range is organic, ban endangered fish species
# SOCIETY-WELLBEING : deploying the WATCH programme on child protection, favouring suppliers made in France, local wherever possible: Aix&terra, Dvine, Nuxe, Cornilleau, Saint Jean, ... maintenance partners for green spaces and cleaning companies, sharing best practices between member hotels, meeting different dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan)
CVDO: partner since 2017
Mercure Tours Sud has been working with CVDO since the company's creation. This partner collects and recycles food waste into digestate-compost/biogas. Result in figures:
- Return to land: 18 tonnes of bio-waste from 2017 to 31.12.2021.
- This means less chemical fertiliser on the farmland.
- Avoidance of release into the atmosphere: 111 tonnes of CO2 from 2017 to 31.12.2021.
RECYCLING SINCE 2019
Nespresso capsules are composed of 90% of coffee grounds and 10% of aluminium. The capsules sorted by Mercure Tours Sud are then sent to a recycling centre dedicated to the recycling of Nespresso capsules from several European countries.
- The aluminium will be melted down to make new objects (e.g. cans or bicycles)
- The coffee grounds will be used to produce compost, biogas, and in the greenhouse for flowers.
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FOCUS FIDUCIAL :
PARTNER SINCE 2017
Mercure Tours Sud has been working with FIDUCIAL since 2017. This partner collects brown waste for recycling, thus contributing to the manufacture of, for example: office accessories (hangers, pencil pots, etc.); hairbrushes; protective helmets; zippers; window profiles, etc.
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