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News article23 September 2022Directorate-General for Energy

Eco-friendly hostel in Estonia

With energy bills are rising all over Europe, companies are putting in place measures to reduce their ecological footprint, both to cut costs and save the planet at the same time.

This is what Looming, an eco-friendly hostel located in Tartu, Estonia, has been doing for quite a while, making the environment an integral part of its identity.

The hotel management has implemented a property-wide policy to minimise the impact of all operations on the environment through its commitment to reusing and recycling resources, training and awareness raising, offering eco-friendly services, and renovating facilities.

Here are some energy-saving measures rooted in circular economy principles from Looming:

  • regular training of employees
  • eco-friendly mobility (hostel bike rental, walking tours)
  • saving on resources with signs around the hostel gently reminding guests to save water and electricity
  • better waste handling and green cleaning using eco-labelled products

Learn more about this Estonian hostel and discover other best practices at the European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre.


Publication date
23 September 2022
Directorate-General for Energy