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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Doubletree Celebrates Earth Day 2010 in Grand Style

Dave Rossman, Doubletree Buckhead General Manager, continues to be one of my favorite heroes! On Earth Day 2010, the Doubletree celebrated the conversion of their 30 yard compactor to a recycling compactor with a ribbon cutting ceremony. When their two yard dumpster recycling system no longer made sense, Dave worked with Republic Services to flip flop their 30 yard trash compactor for recycling and their two-yard recycling dumpsters for landfill collection. Earlier this year, the Doubletree started separating out their glass and B Good Recycling is collecting it for recycling.

In the past two plus years the Doubletree has reduced their per occupied room landfill collection 45%!!! The 2007 6.0 pound rate was 3.3 pounds by the end of 2009. For 2010, the goal is to reduce the rate to below 2.0 pounds and they are well on their way!

Remember, Dave Rossman contacted the ZWZ Team in February, 2009 as a referral from the Sustainability Division of the DNR. By May, 2009 the ZWZ~Buckhead launched with 60 foodservice operators in attendance. Dave Rossman is an icon of Integrity in ACTION ~ thank you Dave for your commitment!

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