Whitbread rolls out eco-friendly initiative

Whitbread rolls out eco-friendly initiative

Whitbread PLC has announced it is going to roll out a food waste recycling scheme to over 300 of its hotels and restaurants throughout this year. Premier Inn is amongst the companies taking up the initiatve. It is expected more than 2,000 tonnes of emissions will be saved through the scheme, which will use an anaerobic digestion method to break the waster down by microorganisms. These will then be made into green electricity and bio-fertiliser for local crops. “One of our key targets is to achieve 80% of waste diverted from landfill from our hotels and restaurants by February 2012 and this will help us achieve that target with ease,” explained Whitbread Waste and Recycling Procurement Manager Alexandra Glenn. “Food waste is a valuable resource and can be diverted from landfill to help make a positive contribution to the environment and help the UK’s drive for increased renewable energy sources,” added Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Tom Spaul from Veolia Environmental Services, which will collect the food waste. “Recycling food waste is a growing area of waste management and we are pleased to be exploring its potential with Whitbread.”

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