Ajman, the smallest emirate in the UAE, disposes 600 tonnes of waste to landfills everyday – an alarming number for a state with a population of 240,000.
Iftikhar Hamdani, general manager at Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, realized that his hotel generates 950kg of food waste, where the kitchen produces 60% of the waste. Hamdani focused on educating staff but realized that something substantial must be done about the waste from the kitchen to really make an impact.
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman was the first in the Middle East to invest in an Oklin’s Food Waste Composter. Since their purchase in 2012, Ramada was able to save $98,000USD in three years, an average of $2700/month.
The Ramada team converted a small empty lot within the hotel parameters and turned it into a garden, where the hotel’s chef harvests vegetables by using the compost collected from the composter.
By installing Oklin’s food waste composter onsite at Ramada Hotel, they were able to reduce costs, compost their food waste, and be known as a responsible hotel.
Read Ramada’s Press Release here.
Read Caterer Middle East’s article on page 52 here.
|Install Location||Dubai, UAE|
|Food Waste Processed/Day||125kg/day|
|Food Waste Source||Food waste collected from hotel kitchen|
|Compost Usage||Compost is collected by hotel and reused in hotel vegetable garden|