Monday, 23 September 2019

JORNEY TOWARDS ZERO WASTE- THIS PAST WEEK 69% OF OUR 'WASTE' WAS RECYCLED, UP-CYCLED OR USED.

Pie chart showing the percentages of various waste types produced in the week. (See Key below)
The journey towards zero waste has been a long one that we at The Sands at Nomad started in 2005 with the removal of all plastic water bottles from use at the hotel, glass (refillable) bottles were used and guests are encouraged to order water carafes instead. This was the beginning.. 14 years ago!

Since then we have tried to find ways to re-use, recycle or up-cycle the 'waste' that we produce.. and part of the reason for this blog is to record our progress in a hope that others can find it useful and maybe even look to do the same. 'Zero' waste is a dream.. but 'towards' zero waste is a necessity if we are to leave a living world for the future generations.

1FRUIT AND VEGCOMPOSTED/CHICKENS
2HEAVY PLASTICSRECYCLED
3PAPERS AND CARDBOARDINCINERATED
4METALSRECYCLED
5GLASSUSED OR RECYCLED
6PROTIENS/STARCH/CARBSWATCH THIS SPACE!

'WASTE' PRODUCED THIS PAST WEEK IN KILOGRAMS FROM THE HOTEL TWO KITCHENS, FOUR HOUSES TWO BARS, OFFICES,  STORES, THE DIVE CENTRE AND A RESTAURANT SERVING A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE.

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES                              665
HEAVY PLASTICS                                               35
PAPER AND CARDBOARD                                49
METAL                                                                  13
BROKEN GLASS                                                 4.5
PROTIENS/STARCHES/CARBOHYDRATES  337

RESULTS- 69% OF WASTE FROM THIS PAST WEEK HAS BEEN USED, UP-CYCLED OR RECYCLED! 

Be aware of your waste- where does it end up? what damage does it do?.. how can it be useful to you? THINK GREEN!

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