- publication: 7 July 2021
Circular Hospitality in Friesland and the De Friese Doorlopers Community:
Outcomes of the first year of work for a circular economy in hospitality and tourism and next steps
The Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism Research Group of the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences Hotel Management School, supported by and in collaboration with Circulair Friesland, and a core group of six hospitality entrepreneurs, have just concluded working on the first year of the initiative ‘Circular Hospitality in Friesland’, a project funded by KIEM HBO.
It has been a fruitful and inspiring project year and a wonderful kick-off for an initiative seeking to establish a broader community of entrepreneurs interested in circularity: De Friese Doorlopers. From an initial group of six entrepreneurs, the project has expanded to a network of over 50 entrepreneurs, experts, and other stakeholders.
With the facilitation and support of Circulair Friesland, four focus groups were formed to join knowledge, networks, and explore possible solutions with regard to:
- circular plastic in hospitality;
- coffee grounds and orange peels upcycling;
- grey water reuse and water consumption reduction; and
- new storytelling for Friesland: a circular destination.
The focus group meetings have laid the foundation for the next step in the transition towards circularity in the Friesland hospitality sector, through the submission of a SIA RAAK MKB proposal regarding:
- a plastic-free hospitality sector;
- an elaboration of a spin-off to close the coffee grounds and orange peels upcycling cycle; and
- a fact sheet ‘Trias Aqua’ on water consumption reduction and grey water reuse.
The outcomes of each focus group and an impression of the final Circular Café are available through five visual maps, created by Studiovanbeek: https://www.nhlstenden.com/onderzoek/sustainability-in-hospitality-en-tourism and here: http://www.stendenaihr.com/news
- Circular plastic in hospitality
- Coffee grounds and orange peels upcycling
- Grey water reuse and water consumption reduction
- New storytelling for Friesland: a circular destination
- Circular Café: outcomes of all focus groups and next steps
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