T2 Site Amenities - Featured in Green Building & Design Magazine

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Is Greening Hospitality really as simple as Better Bins?

Verso Upscale Recycler

"Meeting planners often consider a hotel's recycling initiatives as one of the criteria for choosing a venue. And so recycling bins become an investment to attract new business"

The upscale recycling bins by T2 Site Amenities, were featured in the April 2012 edition of Green Building & Design Magazine. "The full article can be read at http://gbdmagazine.com/2012/t2-site-amenities.
Offering recycling bins in public areas is one of the best ways for a property to demonstrate its green initiatives. However, most properties have been at a loss to find recycling bins that reflect the upscale design of their lobbies and meeting spaces.

T2 Site Amenities has resolved this issue by offering a "critical mass" of upscale recycling bins from the widest range of materials including fine woods, resin panels, stainless steel, fiberglass and much more.

The article states " Operating 24 hours a day and catering to guests who have different ideas about sustainability make it difficult to make swift, sweeping changes within the hotel industry. But innovative companies are emerging, and T2 Site Amenities is among them. T2 offers recycling receptacles more appealing than the ubiquitous blue bins most people might recognize, and many upscale properties, such as the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, are using the company’s products to up recycling rates and offer meeting planners a greener venue for their events."
T2 Site Amenities was started in 2007 by Lori & Steve Tilkin. They saw the hotel industry going green. However manufacturers and distributors were not offering products the industry sought. Blue plastic was simply not an option in hotel lobbies and meeting spaces.

As a result, Lori & Steve networked with key manufacturers to help create such upscale recycling bins as seen in the photos above.
Stated Lori Tilkin, "we now have relationships with over 25 top North American manufacturers covering such product categories as trash/recycling bins, planters, benches, pool towel receptacles and bike racks".

Steve Tilkin added, "Our customers do not have the time or resources to investigate all of the recycling options. And so we make it easier for them to make a great decision fast, by offering the widest selection of products and materials."

T2's customers include the top players in the hotel industry including Starwood Hotels, Hyatt, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotel Group, and Hilton.
Lori Tilkin stated, "offering public space and guest room recycling bins is an excellent means to attract the meeting business. Meeting planners often consider a hotel's recycling initiatives as one of the criteria for choosing a venue. And so recycling bins become an investment to attract new business".

About T2 Site Amenities:
T2 Site Amenities, based in the Chicago area specializes in upscale recycling receptacles for public spaces. Other site furnishing that complement the recyclers are also offered including planters, benches and pool towel valets.

Contact:
Lori Tilkin, President
847-579-9003
lori(at)t2-sa(dot)com
http://www.t2-sa.com

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