What YOU can do for the Environment
- Non-Smoking Rooms: According to the Greek Law smoking is prohibited in all rooms and internal hotel premises. We encourage you to help us keep the rooms safe from the pollution of smoking. Once a room has been smoked in, it’s very difficult to clean it enough to get rid of the odour that so many people are sensitive to.
- Saving Energy: We encourage you to turn-off electric switches of unnecessary to you lights, while using the room. You may also sleep your computer or other electrical devices you may travel with.
- Saving Water: It has been estimated that the average hotel room uses 209 gallons of water for a one-night stay. We encourage you to use water wisely. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or saving your face. Choose from the dual-flow system the amount of water needed to flush each time.
- Cotton products: “in agreement to keep them for a second day” will be otherwise replaced ONLY if necessary. We encourage you to help us and the environment, to conserve energy and water for generations to come. Same applies to Pool Towels.
- Bulk Soap and Amenities: In the bathroom you will find two different kinds of soaps. One in the shower for hair and body and one for the face and hands. For all bathrooms bulk packages have been used rather than individual ones. We encourage you to use the amount of soap needed and help us to reduce wastes.
- Hotel’s Shuttle Bus:We encourage you to use our Shuttle Bus. If you take the bus on just one five mile journey each week, over a year you could save 36kg of CO2 compared with driving -that’s the same amount of CO2 produced by the electricity that powers a light bulb for over two years!
- Hotel Recycle Bins: Special containers are placed at the parking area. We encourage you to throw your recyclable items there, rather than in the trash. This approach will benefit the environment and the hotel to sort recyclable items.
- Battery recycling: Batteries contain a number of heavy metals and toxic chemicals, their dumping has raised concern over risks of soil contamination and water pollution. We have a special container, right next to the Hotel’s main door, for your convenience and for the environment’s benefit.
What WE do for the Environment
- Non-Smoking Rooms: We have ashtrays in all Bar tables, balconies, verandas, the patio, and the pool-tables.
- Saving Energy: We have used energy saving light bulbs throughout the hotel. All rooms have electronic keys operated power switches, to reduce energy usage when rooms are unoccupied. External areas, corridors and public toilet lights are sensor and timer operated so that electricity is not wasted in low-use hours. Our electrical hot water boilers operate only on demand and therefore are efficient.
- Alternative Energy: Solar water heating systems use free heat from the sun to warm Hotel’s hot water. It is estimated that in Greece we have 360 days of sunshine. That means that we need to use a boiler only for few months during the winter. Solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Typical carbon savings are around 230kgCO2/year when replacing gas and 510kgCO2/year when replacing electric immersion heating.
We are proud member of Hotel Energy Solutions (UNWTO)
- Saving Water: By inspecting the rooms and all the hotel premises in general daily, we repair small leaks that save gallons of water. All the rooms and public toilets have a dual-flow flushing living to you the decision of the amount of water needed. In addition, in public toilets faucets operate with sensors to not sacrifice water unnecessarily. We have a water collector system that filters the water on demand, to provide the hotel in with water, and we use Reverse Osmosis System to enhance the quality of the water. We always ask employees from different departments to report immediately if they see water being wasted.
- Cotton Towels and Linens: Corfu Mare Boutique Hotel voluntarily participates in a linen reuse/conservation program. We help the environment, using less water, energy and laundry chemicals. Housekeepers are trained to validate that linen are laundered in accordance with the hotel standards and the guest’s wishes.
- Bulk Soap and Amenities: We have installed in all rooms dispenser for hair and body soap at the showers and dispenser close to the sink for face and hand soap. This approach saves time and natural resources and landfill contributions by cutting down on the packaging.
- Donating to Charity: Old sheets, towels, table linens, furniture, carpeting, window coverings, appliances, bedspreads, dishes, cups, glasses, mugs, tableware, and serving pieces that aren’t useable or useful to the property any longer are donating to people in need. Doing so we have the goods reused and keep the items out of the landfill.
- Environmental Friendly Cleaning Products: In our housekeeping we are not using harsh or harmful-to-people chemicals or cleaning styles. That includes not using harsh perfumed or scented laundry supplies, carpet cleaners, or cleaning supplies.
- Hotel’s Shuttle Bus: We reduce fuel costs and parking fees, increase Guest’s personal security, we help the air quality and lower carbon emissions due to reduced traffic, we create less congestion and shorter journeys due to fewer cars being on the road, we increase the chance of finding a parking space, because fewer cars means less competition for spaces.
- Hotel Recycle Bins: Recycling containers are placed at the parking area to keep waste as distant as possible from our property. On the other hand, parking place is an easily accessible point to all our guests. We recycle everything that we can; paper, cardboard, tins, cans, plastics, glass and batteries.
- Battery Recycling: The battery collection in Greece for the year 2011 was 657 tons (about 26.300.000 batteries). The collection percentage covers 35% of the total battery sale at the Greek Market. It is essential to mention, that the goal of the European Union for all Country-Members regarding the battery collection for the year 2012 is 25%. Greece has already overridden its goal, 4 years before!
- Recycling kitchen used oil: keeps it out of our rivers, lakes, streams and even the ground water. In many cases, that means keeping it out of our drinking water, off our beaches, and away from wildlife. We all share the responsibility of protecting our environment and keeping our waters safe. Recycling used oil allows us to continue to enjoy what many of us take for granted every day – clean water.