Ho­tel saves RM310,000 a year by re­cy­cling

The Star Malaysia - - World -

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.—

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