Cost Benefit Analysis of Hotel Recycling Practices in India

  • Nripendra Singh Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Godwin-Charles Ogbeide Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Keywords: Recycling, Hotel Waste, Waste-audit, Cost Benefit Analysis, Waste Reduction


Waste reduction practices like recycling are not only beneficial to the environment but can provide economic benefits and enhance the image of the Hoteliers. There is a need for more studies on the economic benefits of recycling practices to the hoteliers. This study investigated the cost and benefit analysis of solid waste reduction via recycling in India, by exploring eight highly rated hotels and assessing the average recycling benefits attributed to these hotels in India. The result indicated that by practicing recycling, the hospitality industry would protect the environment while generating economic benefits from waste reduction.