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Zero Waste in the Boutiquehotel Stadthalle (6)

by Elena Schöber

Small steps in saving the world with Zero Waste

We have already explained how you can realize Zero Waste in your kitchen and your bathroom in our last blog articles about this topic. Today follows the next step with the important question how you can also implement this minimalistic lifestyle in your bedroom.

A woman is sitting at a laptop on a bed with white sheets
Zero waste in the rooms of the boutique hotel Stadthalle

Zero Waste in the bedroom

One third of our lifetime we humans spend sleeping, wherefore it is essential to create a healthy and restful environment for exactly that. This works by sticking to one of the most important and basic rules of Zero Waste: Reduce.

By clearing out your bedroom, removing needless articles and objects, and freeing it from carpets, unnecessary pieces of furniture and decoration, less dust will accumulate. And throught that you will avoid allergens and harmful chemicals in your oasis of rest.

This even helps to reduce the CO2 emission. And that is what we're doing in the Boutiquehotel Stadthalle, the first zero-energy balance hotel in Vienna since 2009. Through these measures you can enjoy your stay at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle with a clear conscience, and sleep easy.

A woman is lying in a bed with white sheets
Well-being vacation in a green and sustainable city hotel

Better sleep and tidiness in the green Boutiquehotel Stadthalle

Furthermore, computers, televisions and training tools belong to your living room as they falsely signalize your mind that activity is the routine of your bedroom and thereby prevents you from falling asleep. Aside from that, chairs are generally used to collect loads of dirty laundry. By avoiding these kind of storage places, you will be forced to make a quick decision: either the garment wanders into the laundry basket or it is immediately folded and stored in the wardrobe again.

You will recognise pretty soon that this minimalism brings order and has a really calming effect. Moreover, the air quality in your bedroom will improve and the cleaning up will be considerably facilitated. An indoor plant additionally provides for the purification of the air and can replace unnecessary decoration items. Moreover, you do not need more than two sets of beddings per bed at the maximum, preferably in modest colours, so that they suit every room.

Several items of clothing are sorted and arranged in a wooden wardrobe
Cozy and above all sustainable hotel in Vienna

Zero Waste in the wardrobe

Another hoard of unutilised mispurchases and unbeloved sins of our youth is our wardrobe. Everybody probably knows this scenario: one is standing in front of one’s overfull wardrobe and still does not find anything to wear. But also here apply the principles of minimalism: culling radically and only leaving the bare necessities.

Keep a few clothes which sit well on you and which are versatile so that they can be worn to all kinds of occasions when being combined in different ways. This simplifies the decision and lifts a burden from your shoulders, especially under the every morning stress.

A small green potted plant stands in front of a window in the light of the setting sun
It is the small but fine elements that make the green city hotel so special

Zero Waste through donations or reuse of old clothes

Donate unused gear or turn it into floor cleaning clothes. Many things can also be repaired or whipstitched quite easily with a bit of skill. If you do not think that you are capable of doing that, you could also ask at an alteration shop before discarding it. Furthermore, you should purchase from second hand shops, for example. There you will often find hidden treasures.

As a general rule applies: rely on timeless style rather than on short-life trends and only buy what you really need. Shopping as a mere leisure-time activity is off-limits from now on!

If would like to learn more about the Zero Waste lifestsyle, we recommend Bea Johnson’s guide!

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals, short SDG's, help us to gain a sustainable lifestyle throughout our entire hotel. We're putting in much effort to make your stay in the beautiful city of Vienna an unforgettable one. Since the summer of 2020, there are 17 excellent and lovingly decorated reasons to pay a visit to Boutiquehotel Stadthalle. So why not book your room now for your next stay in Vienna? If you are interested in learning more about the Sustainable Development Goals, we recommend reading our current statement of purpose.

If you’d like to learn more about our initiatives for a better sleep, or if you'd like to book a room in the relaxing rooms now, please contact Boutiquehotel Stadthall’s reception team, or book your room and desired dates online now. Of course, you can also send us your non-binding request and we'll come back to as soon as possible.

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