Environmental costing of sewage discharged by hotels in Hong Kong

Wai Hung Chan, Joseph C. Lam

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Investigates the green cost attributable to water consumption in the hotel industry and accommodation operations in Hong Kong. An abatement cost approach plus a prorated model were used in the green costing. The study surveyed 20 hotels on the energy consumption in 1994-1996 and performed green costing on the major water uses in hotels. Results indicate that green costs per room, attributable to water consumption in hotels range from HK$3.657 to HK$7.641. Implications for green reporting at property level and industry level are discussed, and recommendations are made for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-226
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2001


  • Depreciation
  • Green issues
  • Hotels
  • Waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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