It was only a matter of time before someone made a snazzy infographic on the wastefulness of the hotel industry. This one comes from blog Hotel.info, with information sourced from the U.S. Green Building Council, American Hotel & Lodging Association, NFL, U.S. Energy Information Association, Energy Star, Environmental Protection Agency, Siemens and Forbes.com.
The graphic features plenty of interesting information nuggets and analogies, like:
- Hotels create 1.9 billion pounds of waste each year, enough to fill 37 million suitcases.
- They also use 84.7 billion kwh of energy per year, enough to power 64.5 million television sets.
- If one person took a shower non-stop for 277 years, it would be equivalent to the amount of water used by hotels each year.
- Hotels also produce 60 million tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to that generated by 10.6 million cars and 12 coal-fired power plants.
Shocking, eh? For a look at what would happen if both hotels and guests adopted greener policies, click on “Read More” for the full graphic.