Hotels are notoriously wasteful…or maybe it’s just that people are notoriously wasteful when at hotels. Whichever the case, hotels reportedly buy more products in a week than 100 families do in a year. That’s a lot of stuff, and a large portion of it gets thrown away at some point. And the tourism industry is huge, employing nearly 10% of the world’s population – a number that is predicted to double by 2010. Fortunately the eco-tourism industry is growing rapidly as well. The WTO claim that ecotourism accounts for 20% of overall tourism dollars. Because of its recent surge in popularity, there are now all sorts of eco-resorts ready to give visitors a sustainable welcome, a luxurious night’s sleep, a guilt-free vacation, and, more often than not a learning experience.