Alter’Hostel (Lyon, France)
« Among our two most important initiatives to reduce waste, we can mention:
Our collective compost that we acquired through hard work after a year of asking the city. Once built, it took only 15 days to gather 60 neighbours to sign the document to launch the compost. Manon, a volunteer in civic service at the hostel, accompanied the group along the compost training process. Now the group is autonomous and festive times are organised around the duty periods.
We have one dry toilet which is something quite special for a urban tourism accommodation. At the beginning of their stay travelers are usually curious, but also a bit worried. Staying at the hostel is then the opportunity to try it. Usually people change their behavior and finally adopt it! We’re estimating saving around 100 000 liters of water every year. If you want more informations about the toilet model, find Ecodoméo on the Internet: it’s french, easy to fix and useful! »
Testimonial by Samuel Boggio, Co-Founder