ResortQuest Steamboat Introduces New Line Environmentally Friendly Thymes PaperBottle Guest Toiletries

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ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals, a property management company in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is providing their guests with a new line of eco-friendly toiletries, Thymes Eucalyptus PaperBottles. Now you can be good to yourself while being good the environment.

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Our team has passionately stepped up to the plate to make it happen. We're excited and motivated by this award, however, we are also the first to recognize that we have a lot more to do to stay green. This is only the beginning!

The Thymes Eucalyptus scented body products are packaged in PaperBottles made of 75% paper. They are printed with water soluble inks and varnishes which eliminate harmful pollutants caused by other types of inks and varnishes. Best of all, the PaperBottle is recyclable.

ResortQuest has started using the Thymes Eucalyptus PaperBottles as part of their commitment to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Sustainable Business Certification program. In November 2008, ResortQuest Steamboat was awarded Gold Certification status in the Chamber's Sustainable Business Program.

When empty, the PaperBottles collapse, taking up 92% less waste space. After use, 100 1oz plastic bottles will occupy 432 cubic inches of space while 100 1oz PaperBottles will occupy only 32 cubic inches. That is almost an 83% reduction in waste space.

These bottles also result in less wasted product. In the average plastic bottle, 20-30% of the product (shampoo, body soap, lotion, etc.) is left when the bottle is thrown away. The paper bottle, however, allows full dispersal of the product, leaving behind only about 1% of the product after use.

The Thyme Eucalyptus scented body products blend eucalyptus oil, Italian lemon, lime and pettigrain. This invigorating combination will wake you up and help you start the day feeling fresh and energetic.

Thyme products are never tested on animals and include a guarantee of safe ingredients.

The Sustainable Business Certification requires that a business demonstrate a reduction in energy usage, a plan to reduce, recycle and reuse as much of their waste stream as is feasible, and to put in place water conservation practices. Additionally, a comprehensive analysis of policies, practices and purchasing habits is undertaken so that improvements can be identified.

Other sustainable initiatives being implemented by ResortQuest Steamboat include a comprehensive guest recycling program. Each of ResortQuest's 300+ Steamboat vacation rentals will have recycling receptacles which will be collected daily by a special Green Team. Paper, paperboard, plastics 1-7, glass, tin, and aluminum will all be stored and collected separately from non-recyclable trash in containers and recycling centers provided by the company.

This ski season, ResortQuest is trialing Green-KeyTM paperboard electronic keys which are made of renewable resources and are recyclable. They have transitioned to Cascades North River recycled tissue paper products and walnut shell kitchen scrubbing sponges. Guest information on sustainable practices is included in the check-in package, and guests are welcomed to their vacation home with a delectable gift of chocolate confectionary created by Yepello Chocolates & Confections, hand-made in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

"A great deal of hard work and commitment went into earning the Gold certification", said Katy Martin, Sales and Marketing Director for ResortQuest Steamboat. "Our team has passionately stepped up to the plate to make it happen. We're excited and motivated by this award, however, we are also the first to recognize that we have a lot more to do to stay green. This is only the beginning!"

About ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals:
ResortQuest Steamboat (ResortQuestSteamboat.com), located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, specializes in providing property management services (including check-in centers, concierge, on-demand shuttle service, housekeeping and maintenance) to select, deluxe Steamboat lodging properties around the Steamboat Ski Resort base, including the prestigious Torian Plum, Trappeur's Crossing Resort, Bronze Tree, Meadows at EagleRidge, Cascades Townhomes, Evergreens Townhomes, Ironwood Townhomes, Clock Tower Penthouses, Snow Flower Condominiums and Elk Run Townhomes.

Since 1984, this management company has received the top Service designation and our resorts have been consistently awarded the highest rating of "Excellent" from the independent Condominium Rating Service.

ResortQuest, one of the nation's leading vacation rental hospitality and resort real estate companies provides a one-stop resource in North America's premier resort destinations. ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and home rentals in the U.S., based on a portfolio of over 10,000 vacation rental properties, including Outer Banks vacation rentals. ResortQuest has local check-in offices at every one of its destinations and full staff on-site to provide the highest service levels to guests. With the inclusion of Partner Affiliates in North America and Europe, ResortQuest now offers over 50,000 vacation rental choices in over 100 destinations world-wide. With over a billion in sales, ResortQuest Real Estate is one of the nation's leading real estate companies focusing exclusively on resort properties, offering superior brokerage services in the country's premier beach, ski and golf destinations.

For additional information, visit ResortQuest.com or call 1-800-GoRelax.

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