Terranea Resort Aligns with Waste Management to Expand Recycling, Enhance Green Initiatives
One of Los Angeles’ First Resorts to Implement Food Waste Recycling Program
Los Angeles, CA— OCT. 4, 2012 — Terranea Resort has collaborated with Waste Management (NYSE: WM) to expand its commitment to sustainability and green practices by includingfood waste recycling. The new food waste recycling program will increase the amount of waste reused by 50 percent. Terranea boasts one of the most comprehensive recycling programs in the Los Angeles area.
The 102-acre resort, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, will send its food waste to the Waste Management facility in Lancaster, Calif., which is developing new technologies that utilize food waste as a feedstock to produce renewable biogas fuels and other valuable products as part of the Reclaimable Anaerobic Composter (RAC) project.
The RAC will produce valuable biogas that may be used for low-carbon transportation fuels, such as compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas or transformed to electricity by internal combustion engines, and will produce a beneficial compost or soil amendment product. The RAC enables WM to provide their customers with a cost-effective alternative for diverting food waste from disposal and to participate in a new and exciting sustainable technology.
Terranea Resort is working with Waste Management to increase the resort’s quantity of recyclable material collected by at least 50 percent, adding food waste recycling and enhancing their recycling capacity. By the end of the program’s inaugural year, the team estimates that one thousand tons of the resort’s food waste alone will have been recycled.
“Working with businesses like Terranea Resort to develop new solutions to expand their sustainability initiatives is gratifying,” said Larry Metter, Area Vice President of Waste Management of Southern California. We thrive on realizing successes such as what we’re seeing at the resort as it keeps making its operations greener.”
The resort’s food waste will be collected by natural gas-powered vehicles and resort guests will have both trash and recycling receptacles in their rooms as well as various locations on the property, giving them an opportunity to participate in the sustainability program, as well.
“Terranea is committed to embracing innovative solutions that inspire guests and develop a greater degree of environmental awareness,” said Sonny Cataldo, Director of Engineering of Terranea Resort. “From the start, we understood the importance of incorporating sustainable materials, technology, and methods that could not only minimize the ecological footprint of the Resort, but also plant a seed for others and provide a model guided by the ecological sustainability. We are excited to begin seeing an even greater impact as a result of this new diversion program with Waste Management.”
ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.
ABOUT TERRANEA RESORT
Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, is located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula. Amid unparalleled Pacific Ocean views, guests enjoy world-class accommodations with 582 rooms that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas and spacious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole par three golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa and fitness center; three swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and eight dining venues, including signature restaurant mar'sel; Nelson's, a cliff-side spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi, newly opened June 2012. The resort’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, Pointe Discovery, lets guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain with miles of scenic coastal trails, secluded beach cove and ocean environment. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as habitat photography, falconry, kayorkle and paddleboarding are also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and managed byDestination® Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit www.terranea.com, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook and Twitter.