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Composter helps Vancouver restaurants reduce waste

The dumpster behind Trafalgar’s Bistro and Sweet Obsession bakery has been replaced with a City of Vancouver residential garbage can. But the two eateries can’t even fill that any more. Until a few months ago the dumpster had to be emptied three or four times a week at a cost of almost $1,000 a month … Continued

Nanshan install composts 5 tons of food waste/day

A machine capable of composting 5 tons a day of food waste was installed in Shenzhen’s Nanshan trash collection centre in 2013. Food waste is collected from nearby residential buildings and brought to the collection centre. The totes are loaded onto the bin lifter, where food waste emptied onto a sorting platform. Staff then removes any … Continued

Michelin Star Restaurant Composts!

Alex Atala is probably Brazil’s most famous chef. His D.O.M. restaurant is one of the few Brazilian restaurants with a global reputation – being named one of Restaurant Magazine’s top 50 restaurants in the world – so January’s opening of Dalva e Dito was eagerly awaited. Dalva e Dito, a one-star Michelin restaurant serving Brazilian … Continued

Composting in Hong Kong’s residential buildings

Hong Kong is a city with a population of 7 million people in an area of 1,104 km2, almost the size of London, UK (1572 km2). Limited land created a dense infrastructure and the territory became a centre of modern architecture, and one of the world’s most vertical cities. Hong Kong has a long-term commitment to … Continued

Sik Sik Yuen Temple becoming green by composting

Sik Sik Yuen is a temple first founded in 1921. It is a religious charitable organization that practices Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. For years, Sik Sik Yuen has been pursuing to become a “Green Temple”. The temple records over 5 million visitors each year, and has put in place many green initiatives to demonstrate publicly … Continued

Beach Rotana Hotel reducing food waste onsite

Rotana hotel Management Corporation was founded in 1992 opening their first property, Beach Rotana – Abu Dhabi in 1993. Rotana has expanded from two properties in 1003 to 48 properties in 2013 in 20 cities. The Rotana sustainability journey started in 2012 with an aim to “Respect and Protect” the people and the planet by … Continued

Macau International Airport Composting Food Waste!

Macau International Airport (MIA) always bears its social responsibility and commits to protecting the environment in order to develop a “Green Airport”. They have successfully reduced its carbon emissions, and has become accredited within the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme at Level 2 – “Reduction”. In addition to the sustainable development at Macau International Airport, they have … Continued

Composting at Macau’s Institute for Tourism Studies

Macau’s Institute for Tourism Studies is a public institution of higher education which is administered by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Government. The institution offers degrees in tourism, heritage and hospitality. The Institute for Tourism Studies organized a task force, “IFT Occupational Safety and Health & Green Task Force”, to … Continued

Composting food waste in secondary school

Composting food waste on-site at schools doesn’t just benefit the environment by diverting food waste from landfills, it also provides an invaluable learning education opportunity for students. Wah Yan College in Hong Kong, with the support from the Environmental Protection Department, purchased Oklin’s food waste composter. Mike Lai, a teacher at Wah Yan College says … Continued

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