BOSTON—The award-winning Seaport Hotel recently installed a BioX system, a high-volume organic waste decomposition unit that eliminates organic waste naturally. The system, the first operational unit of its kind in New England, will reduce the amount of trash and recyclables Seaport hauls away, resulting in a cleaner environment.
The BioX, sold by Action Comax Environmental Inc., Newark, N.J., consists of a stainless steel unit that is odorless, energy efficient and that runs automatically and quietly in the hotel kitchen. The system breaks down hundreds of pounds of food waste per day from Aura Restaurant & Bar, the Bakery Café, in-room dining and banquets through a biological decomposition process using microorganisms and then converting the waste into liquid. This new technology reduces trash hauling and in turn, reduces carbon dioxide emissions, assists with recycle separation, provides a cleaner hotel environment and helps to reduce the size of landfills.
“Our commitment to the environment is a long-term business strategy for our organization,” says Matthew V. Moore, director of rooms at the Seaport Hotel. “The BioX machine is a wonderful addition to our existing Seaport Saves program. We pride ourselves on being one of the leaders in the hospitality industry in terms of implementing environmentally friendly initiatives.”
Hotel Wins One of Boston’s Green Awards
In addition, Seaport was recently honored with a Green Award, presented by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, recognizing the organization’s ongoing ‘green’ efforts. The awards acknowledge businesses and residents that have shown outstanding dedication in using green technologies and sustainable practices in their communities and businesses.
“Going green is the future,” Mayor Menino said. “It not only helps the environment, it helps with the overall public health of our city as well as our bottom line. Everyone can go green in their own way. We are honoring these residents and businesses for doing their part to go green.”
As part of the Green Tourism Project, Seaport was one of four hotels to be recognized.
“It was an honor to be recognized by the Mayor and the City of Boston,” Moore says. “We hope that our environmental program will be a model for other properties that wish to undertake similar efforts.”
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