Wendell L. Galapate
Hotel companies consume vast amounts of natural sources, expel huge amounts of raw and stable wastes and affect the sustainability of the natural environment wherein they function (Ustad,2010).To lessen the negative effect on the environment, the hotel sector global has launched into a course of enforcing environmental management practices (Green Hotel Association, 2009). The study conducted to become aware of the green practices among selected Hotels in Metro Manila and its extent of implementation. It employed the descriptive layout. A researcher made questionnaire anchored by the ASEAN Green Hotel Standards and Green Globe into used to collect the needed statistics and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to analyze the statistics. Findings revealed that the prevailing green practices inside the hotels of Metro Manila are the use of key card, provision of training programs for operation and management staff on environmental management, use of mechanisms to prevent water contamination and reduce waste water generation, hazardous waste handling and disposal practices in hotel- training of staffs on the hazardous waste management handling and designation of smoking and nonsmoking area. Moreover, the Hotels had been simplest partly enforcing green practices. Hence, the look at advocated a Green Hotel certification program to enhance the implementation of green practices.
Keywords: Green practice, environment, implementation, hotel, Metro Manila