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Appendix One: The Environmental Impacts Of A Hotel

Service/Activity Description Main Environmental Impacts
Administration Hotel management
Reception of clients
Energy, water and materials (mainly paper)
Generation of waste and hazardous waste (toner cartridges)
Technical Services Equipment for producing hot water and heating
Air conditioning
Lighting
Swimming pools
Green areas
Mice and insect extermination
Repairs and maintenance
Energy and water consumption
Consumption and generation of a wide range of hazardous products
Air and soil emissions
Generation of waste water
Pesticides use
Restaurant/bar Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Beverages and snacks
Energy, water and raw materials consumption
Packaging waste
Organic waste
Kitchen Food conservation
Food preparation
Dish washing
Consumption of energy and water
Packaging waste
Oil waste
Organic waste
Generation of odours
Room Use Use by guests
Products for guests' use
Housekeeping
Energy, water and raw materials consumption
Use of hazardous products
Generation of waste packaging
Generation of waste water
Laundry Washing and ironing of guest clothes
Washing and ironing of hotel linens
Consumption of energy and water
Use of hazardous cleaning products
Generation of waste water

(Graci, 2009)

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