Peabody Orlando Adds New Composting Program

10/13/2011

ORLANDO, FLA.—The Peabody Orlando announced the launch of its new Organics Recycling Program. The compost program is in partnership with Waste Management, Inc. of Florida and is the first of its kind in the Orlando area. The Peabody Orlando plans to roll out the new program in the hotel’s banquet kitchen and looks to expand the initiative to all of its other food and beverage outlets in the near future.

“We are pleased to be one of the first hotel properties in Orlando to launch such a program,” stated Michael Jueds, director of engineering, The Peabody Orlando. “At The Peabody Orlando we have always been conscious about the environment and making our hotel as sustainable as possible. With our new Organics Recycling Program we look forward to further reducing our carbon footprint in the community, while also becoming a local leader in the hospitality industry.”

Currently, The Peabody Orlando utilizes six compost containers for its program. Twice a week, Waste Management, Inc. of Florida collects the compost and transports it to its newest facility in Apopka, Fla. Once at the facility, the waste is composted for 60 days, and then is used as a soil amendment to grow produce or in landscaping projects.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Peabody Orlando for the initial launch of our organics program in Orlando,” said Domenica Farmer, director of sales for Waste Management, Inc. of Florida. “With over 80 million tons of organic waste generated each year in the United States, we look forward to meeting the needs of consumers and businesses across Central Florida who are looking to divert food and other organic wastes from landfills.”

The new Organics Recycling Program is one of The Peabody Orlando’s many sustainability efforts which include water conservation, initiatives to promote indoor air quality and the hotel’s state-of-the-art energy management system. The Peabody Orlando further demonstrates its commitment to the environment by supporting various community programs such as the Adopt-A-Road program, Clean the World and Feeding America, and also trains and certifies all of its associates on the hotel’s Environmental Policy.

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