As part of our path towards sustainability there are a number of ongoings each month which help to move us in the right direction. Below are some of these achievements from the past months which have made a difference in making us a little greener.
Since September 2020 the Sand's Green Team has REPURPOSED 432 glass bottles of various types into drinking glasses for the Nomad Beach Bar and the Sand's at Nomad Hotel. Other than these ones, ALL the other empty glass bottles produced have been stockpiled for future use. We do not 'waste' or send to waste glass bottles.
MEAT 'WASTE' INTO DOG FOOD
Since October 2020 the Green Team has REUSED 241 Kilograms of meat waste off-cuts (prawn shells, bits of crab, fish, calamari and a little red meat) into pet food for the couple of Cats around the grounds as well as the dogs belonging to staff members and security personnel.
ITEMS FOR REPURPOSING
Through December there were been a number of items which the Sand's Green Team have happily taken possession of so as to increase or productivity on the Organic Farm as well as REDUCE our waste. (Basically a Win-Win situation)
These are items which most other hotels and private houses would throw out as waste or maybe sell to scrap dealers.. who then throw away what they don't want.
3 Toilets and Cisterns, 3 Basins, 3 Water heaters, 1 Bar Fridge, 1 pool filter, 1 bathtub, 2 freezers, 1 large washing machine, 2 metal trunks, 1 broken water tank, 1 mini bar fridge, plastic window netting, many assorted paint buckets and 20L plastic containers.
Right now, as we post this blog work is underway to mix our soil, compost and chicken scat to fill these items which will then be used as plant pots or raised beds. It would have been a waste to waste these as waste.
DECEMBER WASTE MANAGEMENT REPORT
In December 2020 The Sands at Nomad and The Nomad Beach Bar sent only 47% of solid 'waste' generated to the County Landfill.
1- Dark Blue- Fruit and Vegetable waste 35.76%
2 - Orange- Hard Plastics 4.10%
3 - Grey- Paper and Cardboard 5.19%
4 - Yellow- Metals 3.5%
5 - Light Blue- Proteins and Carbohydrates 27.63%
6 - Green- NON RECYCLABLES, RE-USEABLES, RE-PURPOSABLES 23.64%
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES- The majority of the 'waste' produced was Fruit and Vegetable waste (35.76%) which ALL was taken to the Sand's Organic Farm for Compost making.
PROTEINS AND CARBS- 27.63% was Proteins (meats) and Carbohydrates, of this 3.5% was used to make pet food.
PLASTICS- Hard plastics made up 4.10% of our December waste, this was all delivered to the KPPC recycling plant... after all the HDPE and LDPE was removed and stockpiled here onsite by the Sand's Green Team for our own use.
PAPER- 5.19% of the December 'waste' was made up of Paper and Cardboard which was all sent for recycling and paid for by the recycler at between Ksh 5 and 8 per Kilogram.
METAL- 3.5% was Metal 'waste' generated by the Kitchen. This was also sent for recycling. An Extra 30 Kilograms of metal waste (old motors) produced by the workshops was sold to a dealer for recycling.
STYROFOAM- All stockpiled
GLASS BOTTLES- All stockpiled
BUILDING RUBBLE- Used to level paths etc
In the next months it is our plan to increase the amount of pet food we are producing so as to try to lower the amount of Meat we send away as 'waste'.
The Sands, Thinking Green.. and Blue.