Whittlebury Hall Conference, Training Centre, Hotel and Spa has been announced as a finalist at the Environment and Energy Awards 2016 in the Onsite Waste and Resource Management category.
Whittlebury Hall recently agreed to be the first trial site in the UK for a new technology launched by Forum Enviro UK, the WasteMaster. The WasteMaster is designed to eliminate food waste on site without producing harmful emissions, namely methane, without the need for using chemicals or additives, without the use of large amounts of power and in less than 48 hours.
Initially, a prototype unit was installed in October 2015, which degraded and eliminated 3 tonnes of waste within a five week period. This directly prevented 4.8 tonnes of greenhouse gases from being introduced into the atmosphere. A second prototype has since been installed in January this year. The latest version of the system is handling up to 300kg of organic waste a day, cutting greenhouse gas emissions even further.
Now in their 17th year, the edie Environment & Energy Awards recognise and celebrate advancements in green technologies; excellence in onsite energy, water and resource management and the people and consultants who are driving forward change in organisational sustainability.
Michael Stott, Director, said “We are absolutely delighted to have been announced as a finalist at the Environment and Energy Awards 2016. We recognise our responsibility to respect the environment and we strive to achieve best practice throughout our business activity. The hotel industry produces 126,300 tonnes of food waste per year*, and working with Forum Enviro UK is allowing us to be a leader in our industry and demonstrate innovation in this field by significantly reducing our contribution of food wastage going to landfill.”