FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—On the heels of the January 2014 completion of its wind turbine energy savings program, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has installed an EnviroPure Food Waste Disposal System. The system is a self-contained, continual-feed, organic waste disposal system designed to convert food waste into water on-site.
The EnviroPure system can break down up to 900 pounds of organic waste per day with no odor, no sludge buildup and no need to send the resort’s waste to a landfill. In addition, the system’s aerobic decomposition process produces no harmful methane gases.
According to John Allan, General Manager, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, “The new food waste disposal system is part of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort’s overall sustainability initiative, which is designed to reduce the resort’s carbon footprint and to employ more environmentally sustainable business practices. Each ton of food processed in our EnviroPure system is the equivalent of taking one and one-half cars off the road for a year.”
Organic Waste Reduced to a Liquid
The EnviroPure’s patented technology maintains the system at the optimal temperature and oxygen level, and utilizes a proprietary blend of all-natural organic nutrients to accelerate the natural aerobic decomposition process. Organic waste is quickly reduced to a harmless liquid that is odor free and can be safely disposed of into existing municipal water waste systems. This eliminates the need to haul food waste into landfills, saving transportation fuel and landfill space. The system handles virtually any kind of food waste including vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and poultry, dairy products, bones, shells and pits, with complete decomposition typically occurring within 24 hours.
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach has been committed to going above and beyond environmental regulations and voluntarily implementing hotel conservation programs since opening in 2007 and was the first hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach to be awarded a Florida green lodging designation. The hotel invested more than $700,000 on its recently installed wind turbine installation and energy savings program, which will help reduce the amount of alternative energy needed, lowering the power sources that deplete natural resources, such as gas and oil. Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is the only hotel in the Americas to utilize these turbines.
Additionally, the oceanfront resort has plans to install a Tesla charging station in the near future. The 374-suite resort launched a Sustainability Property Tour series to provide the public with a behind-the-scenes look at the resort’s progressive environmental sustainability practices and initiatives. The complimentary program series is hosted weekly and made available to hotel guests, area schools, community groups and local businesses in an effort to educate and raise awareness about the innovations and initiatives that the property has implemented to address waste reduction, resource conservation and energy efficiency. For more information about the Sustainability Property Tour Series at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, or to schedule a tour, contact Vicki Brandt at (954) 414-2640 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.