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Environmental Issues
Greenscaping Operation
By Ecogreen
Dec 4, 2008 - 5:37:16 AM

Landscaping is both science and art and is an aspect of the environmental impact of a hotel that needs to be addressed. Understanding and blending the elements of both nature and construction is effective landscaping. Whether Landscaping is extensive or small consumes a large amount of water, fertilizers and herbicides and generates solid waste.

Ecogreenís Greenscaping Operation provides cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for landscaping. Greenscaping operation deals with two aspects:

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Solid Waste Management

Solid wastes generated by hotel offices are usually in large quantities and toxic those pollute our environment. Stationery, paper and cartridges of copiers and printers are among the normal wastes. To reduce operating expenses, implementing recycling and waste disposal programs are a must for offices. The recycling program should include categorizing the wastes into recyclable and non-recyclable wastes and treating them differently. These programs help to save resources, reduce pollution and protect both the environment and employee health.

Following are some simple solid waste control ideas:

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Water Conservation

An incredible amount of water is used in hotels in Landscaping to keep the plants green and healthy. An efficient irrigation system lets you reduce water use and save money. Given below are some water conservation ideas:

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Greenscaping Operation is all about taking the initiative to examine the impact of resources and learning new ideas to control and manage the flow of resources.

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