Hotel Towel Dilemma: Replace or Reuse? | CNN
Dan Condon believes in recycling. Just not when it comes to his hotel towels.
Condon composts when he's at home in Boulder, Colorado. He eats local, organic and fair-trade food and drives a Honda CR-Z hybrid sports car.
You might call him green.
Except he's not so green when he travels for his work at an education nonprofit and stays in a hotel, which happens about 10 weeks per year. There, he uses a new towel every day. And don't try to bribe him with a drink or dessert coupon to get him to reuse the same one.
"I could care less about rewards for environmentally conscious behavior unless it's miles," Condon wrote in an e-mail.
If hotels can't convince a hybrid-driving recycling enthusiast like Condon to go green while traveling, how can they possibly convince everyone else?