Time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has called on the food industry to follow the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve the innovation required to accelerate climate action.

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The SRA made the comments in the foreword to edie’s new insight report on the hospitality and leisure industry, which outlines how the sector can achieve a sustainable future – and ties into the Mission Possible campaign.

The SRA's chief executive Andrew Stephen, said: “If the environmental externalities of our recipes were priced in, then our menus would look very different and price out most of the ‘food citizens’ that we call consumers.


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Urinals have some suprising facts

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Urinals are not something we think about very often - women, probably never - but the truth is that urinals have a long and storied history and women have played a role in its evolution.
 
"For instance, it is believed that a woman actually invented the first urinal during the civil war," says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co, Inc. "However, in the 1800's women could not register a patent, so Andrew Rankin followed her and was awarded the first urinal patent in 1886."
 
Reichardt lists some other surprising urinal facts such as the following:
 
 • The oldest waterless urinal was found a few years back in Sri Lanka. The urinal dates back to the 9th century.
 
 • The U.S. industrial revolution made urinals famous. Factories hired hundreds of men, which meant large areas of the factory floor had to be designated for restrooms. By installing urinals, less restroom space was necessary.

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World Water Day with Sustainability Support

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Each year, on March 22, the United Nations addresses the global water crisis. It is typically reported that approximately one billion people lack access to clean water; women and children spend an estimated 200 million hours a year carrying water home from distant wells and water resources; and there is a close connection between a lack of water and poverty.

This year, Waterless Co. Inc., manufacturers of no-water urinals and other restroom products, is taking a new approach to honor World Water Day 2019.

“Let’s imagine a world in which everyone has the water they need to live,” says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co. “What would our world look like then?”

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