TORONTO — BWH Hotels has partnered with Call2Recycle to implement battery recycling across the BWH network. It’s the first time a major company in the Canadian hospitality sector has integrated battery recycling on a large scale as part of their sustainability strategy.
To date, 47 BWH hotels in eight Canadian provinces and territories have joined the Call2Recycle battery recycling program, with more set to join in 2024. This program will provide BWH with a free and convenient solution to dispose of used batteries from its operations responsibly. Battery-powered devices are omnipresent in the operations of the hospitality industry, including sensors, smoke detectors, door locks and room devices such as clocks or TV remotes.
This initiative is part of BWH’s global “Because We Care” sustainability program. Based on three pillars, Earth, People, Community (EPC), the program aims to increase sustainable practices and reduce the carbon footprint across its hotel network.
“We’re thrilled to join forces with Call2Recycle to introduce battery recycling across our Canadian portfolio of hotels,” says Michael Morton, vice-president Brand Management and Member Services at BWH Hotels. “This significant step forward is a testament to our ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Aligned with our global EPC program, this collaboration underscores our dedication to fostering sustainable hotel operations that not only safeguard our environment but contribute to the wellbeing of the communities we serve worldwide.”
“We’re excited to see BWH leading the way for new sustainability and battery-recycling efforts in the hospitality sector,” says Joe Zenobio, president, Call2Recycle Canada. “Hotels are major users of battery-powered devices, and BWH’s recycling commitment will allow us to recycle greater volumes of used batteries and divert them from landfills, making a critical difference to protect the environment.”