DEP Campaigns for More Green Hotels

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DEP Campaigns for More Green Hotels

DEP Campaigns for More Green Hotels

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a meeting to promote eco hotels on July 10. The city government and participating hoteliers, which are interested in joining the rank of ‘green inns’, expressed and exchanged opinions on this issue.

The Environmental Protection Administration launched a campaign to promote the provision of green amenities to the accommodation industry in 2012. According to DEP, Taipei boasts a staggering 440 hotels – 67 of which have been listed as environmental-friendly hotels as of December 31 in 2013. This is a record high for an island that has 606 such lodgings. This year, DEP will seek to assist businesses directly and incorporate online resources to help market eco hotels, encouraging visitors to bring their own toiletries when staying in the city’s hotels. The saved expenses will then become ‘green coins’ for eco-minded hoteliers to donate to non-profit environmental organizations. The funds will be used to carry out related education classes and allow contributors to give back to society. The approach not only serves to improve the corporate image of participating businesses, but is also conducive to a sustainable environment.

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  • Updated: 2014-7-11 17:48
  • Reviewed: 2014-7-11 17:48
  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government

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