Composting at the Barclay, Re-using Top Soil Product
The InterContinental New York Barclay is the first hotel in New York to acquire a Global Enviro composting machine which transforms food waste into dry fertilizer in just 18 hours. The composted food waste turns into top soil and has fertilizer-like qualities to be used in the hotel’s rooftop garden and for composting needs in the local community. The composting process is all natural, utilizing no chemicals. An important benefit to composting at the hotel is that the onsite machine negates a daily pick-up from a garbage truck, which would normally have to travel 300 miles to a composting facility or 600 miles to a landfill. Not only is the hotel able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the amount of waste that gets transported to a landfill, but also it indirectly reduces the amount of methane gas being produced from the landfill. Methane gas is considered to be 20 times more harmful than CO2 gas emissions.
By utilizing this advanced waste management technology, the InterContinental New York Barclay is able to apply continued efforts towards reducing our carbon footprint wherever possible.