STRATHAM, NHPENTAGON CITY, Virginia and CLEVELAND, August 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BioGreen360 (“BG360”), the leading innovator in distributed food waste management solutions, today announced the successful 12-month collaboration with The Ritz-Carton and Garick that has resulted in the development of a 100% circular food waste management solution for The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon.
On Memorial Day 2021, the Pentagon City Hotel and BG360 began collaborating with Garick to implement a closed-loop program to divert 100% of the hotel’s food waste from landfill, with the residual materials being incorporated into a product all-natural, nutrient-rich organic. composted product. To achieve this goal, the hotel leveraged BG360’s innovative integrated distributed technology solution, including: waterless digester technology, proprietary biocatalysis, an “as a service” business model and a real-time data.
In the last 12 months of operating the BG360 solution, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City achieved its sustainability goals of successfully diverting 100% of its food waste totaling over 27 tonnes, or CO2 equivalent over 52 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill equivalent to 38 carbon offsets. Organic matter created by the on-site digestion process at the Arlington Hotel was incorporated into all-natural compost at Garick’s New Milford, Connecticut installation, and is reused as organic fertilizer closing the 360 loop.
“The BG360 solution exceeded our expectations as it both reduced our carbon footprint by diverting organic waste from landfills and reduced our overall costs associated with our food waste,” said Matt Felix, general manager of the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. “We expected the solution to be both sustainable and economical for the hotel and it far exceeded our expectations. Our sales and marketing team are delighted to promote this circularity and our ability to deliver zero waste events. food at the hotel.”
Additionally, culinary staff at the Pentagon City Hotel used the BG360 cloud platform and real-time data feeds to track which departments are creating waste in order to reduce it over time. “We thought the BG360 solution would allow us to be more efficient in the kitchen,” said the executive chef Phil Skerman“and it has indeed proven to be correct. By tracking where, how much, and what types of food waste is created, we’ve streamlined our preparation to minimize the amount of food waste created, and made the leftovers we create more comfortable. are turned into a sustainable natural resource rather than going to landfill.”
“Over the past year, BG360, the Ritz-Carlton and Garick teams have worked closely together to create a completely circular solution for food waste,” said Justin Rosberg, President and Chief Operating Officer of BG360. “It was a great collaboration and we look forward to scaling this solution with these partners.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Set in a setting rich in history and tradition, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City offers a modern and elegant hotel experience close to the nation’s capital. Luxury accommodations and amenities, including a globally-influenced restaurant and event space, are complemented by attentive service and a Arlington, Virginia location minutes from historic landmarks, museums and shopping.
For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/pentagoncity
Garick, a North American distributor, processor and recycler of sustainable natural resource products, prides itself on its commitment to sustainability and environmental practices. Using food, garden and forestry product residues, Garick beneficially diverts and reuses organic waste streams and creates organic mulches, soils and other sustainable products, providing customers with a full line of products. in bags, in bales or in bulk.
For more information on Garick, visit https://www.garick.com/
BioGreen360 is the leader in on-site distributed digester technology and food waste management solutions for institutional and consumer applications. The Company’s solutions are environmentally friendly, economically sustainable and fully scalable. BioGreen360 is the only solution on the market that completely recycles food waste from the global waste stream at its source. Using proprietary microbial formulas combined with patent-pending mechanical and evaporation technologies, BioGreen360 completely eliminates food waste on-site through a fully automated and continuous aerobic digestion system. It is the only triple bottom line solution in the field of food waste management.
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