Singapore: Grand Hyatt, a hotel near Orchard Road, has saved S$100,000 (RM310,000) a year, just by managing its waste.
Instead of throwing food waste into the bin, the hotel staff transfer them into a machine known as the Biomax Thermophilic Digester.
This technology recycles food waste such as vegetable, poultry, bones, egg shell, tissue paper and fruit peel from nine in-house restaurants and kitchens. The food waste is then converted into pathogen-free organic fertiliser which is used for the hotel’s landscaping purposes.
In a 24-hour cycle, the hotel can recycle 500kg of food waste.
This technology was highlighted as part of a professional sharing session yesterday by Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore and the Singapore agent of Biomax, Green Infiniti.
The recycling helps Grand Hyatt to save on food waste haulage fees, operational and manpower expenses and cost of trash bags and bins.
The initiative also helps to indirectly reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint as none of the food waste goes to the incineration plants.— The Straits Times / Asia News Network