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Figuring Out if a Hotel is Eco-Friendly Just Got a Lot Easier

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If you've ever tried to live a zero-waste lifestyle while traveling, you're probably a big fan of hotels that have initiatives to cut down on waste and emissions. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to figure out in advance if a hotel opts for a giant shampoo pump on the shower wall instead of handing out tiny bottles, if customers are allowed to reuse towels, and if rooms are fitted with LED lightbulbs. To clear up that confusion, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) has established the EMA Green Seal for Hospitality.

EMA shared the news with Green Matters in a press release on Wednesday, March 20. As the non-profit organization explained, the EMA Green Seal already exists in the field of Production (for TV, films, events), and Fitness and Fashion seals will be launching in the future. The new Hospitality seal will honor "hotels and resorts that are joining in the fight to preserve our planet for future generations."