Newark Airport Marriott Hotel Recognized for Teaming Up With Green Recoverings to Recycle Discards

November 06, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
NEWARK, NJ (November 6, 2009) — CNN recently sent a crew to film blankets being donated by the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott to Green Recoverings, an organization that works with hotels to donate gently used bedding, towels, and other household type discards and gives them to those in need while at the same time reducing waste in landfills.

The shoot was part of a "Leaders With Heart" segment that will air on the cable network next month and features Green Recoverings founder Mary Marzano. Ms. Marzano has partnered with the Newark, NJ eco hotel to recycle their discarded bedding.

Until recently, blankets, pillows, sheets, comforters, and towels which were deemed unusable for the Newark airport hotel's guestrooms, ended up in the trash, and with 591 rooms, linen turnover is high.

As a result, the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott partnered with Green Recoverings and is now donating surplus, gently used bedding that include blankets, pillows, sheets, comforters, and towels which Green Recoverings will give to shelters, charities, and families in need in the local community. Additionally, the Newark airport hotel solicited the involvement of Jim Morris, General Manager, Marriott New Jersey Textile Services and the other Marriott and Renaissance hotels in the Elizabeth, New Jersey area have become involved as well.

According to Pat Strocchia, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Newark, NJ eco-friendly hotel, "This program is a win-win for all involved, allowing us to help our neighbors in need and be gentle on the environment at the same time."

Situated on the airport grounds, the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott offers the finest accommodations along with the closest and most convenient location to the airport terminals, and is the perfect gateway to Newark, New Jersey, New York City, and beyond. Featuring 581 guest rooms including six suites, two first-class restaurants, Mangiare di Case and JW Steakhouse, and Chatfield's lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, and 19 meeting rooms with 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, this Newark airport hotel is the perfect location for all your lodging needs in Northern New Jersey. For more information about the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott hotel and its recycling program, please visit: