Single-stream recycling? Heard of it? Well, you have now. It means that you can mix recyclable paper, plastic and glass all together in one bin instead of having to separate everything. It simplifies the process. Atlanta’s Emory Conference Center Hotel is using the system.
Kathryn Johnson, general manager of the conference center hotel, says the dump-it-all-here method makes it easy for employees because they don’t have to take the time to separate and because the single-stream method lets consumers put all plastics — not just one or two types — into the recycle bin. Same thing for paper. The method welcomes all paper — mixed, white, coated and all paper in between. Single-stream bins, you might say, are equal opportunity bins. Everything is welcome.
The conference center hotel encourages guests to get in on the recycling boogie by posting helpful information in every room and putting recycling bins on every floor and in all meeting rooms.
Emory Conference Center Hotel is the only Green Seal-certified hotel in the state. Green Seal is a non-profit organization that provides environmental certification standards.
A just-begun expansion of the Emory Conference Center Hotel will win the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification by the U.S. Building Council, and older portions of the center will work toward certification.
It’s been rumored that guests at the hotel, situated near Emory University, are, well, seeing green.