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Healesville Hotel closes the loop on food waste

Healesville Hotel has recently been awarded the prestigious accolade of Best Regional Restaurant in Victoria, Australia’s Yarra Valley. The hotel is now taking another step in its culinary progression with the installation of a Closed Loop Organic composting unit to compost food waste onsite.

After installing the food waste composting unit, Healesville Hotel converts approximately 100kg of food waste into compost daily. Their partner farm, Harvest Farm, uses the compost in their Kitchen Garden, lush grounds and working farmland.

By adopting the use of an efficient food composting program with the Closed Loop Organics Unit, the Healesville Hotel is taking responsibility for its contribution to food waste in landfill as well as setting a pioneering example to the plethora of restaurants and wineries in the surrounding area.

The composting machine’s unique technology is able to reduce food waste volume by up to 90% in just 24 hours, and produces a rich compost which can be used on various horticulture applications.

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