The shopping centre is the tenth largest in the U.S.A with 30 million annual visitors and more than 350 stores. They have a large amount of food waste from the dine-in restaurant tenants including California Pizza Kitchen, P.F Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory and the other 15 restaurants available. This shopping centre, one of 230 in the client’s group, was selected for the pilot trial of the XO digester considering the California State Assembly Bill No 1826, requiring businesses to divert food waste from landfill.
The client is seeking an alternative disposal method for organics to avoid the prohibitive cost of landfill and identified Advetec technology, specifically the XO digester, as a candidate for this shopping centre and potentially the 20+ other properties in California affected by the new regulations. A demo version of the XO reactor was trialled at this site to showcase the reduction ability on their organic waste.
Spread over an area of 1.02 million square feet, the 515,000 – square foot facility, currently employing 555 people, specialises in the manufacturing, canning and packaging of branded products. Items include powder milk, chocolate and bottled water. The Middle East has been identified as a region of tremendous growth potential for the client, and expanding their operation to meet growing market demands also requires sufficient provisions regarding their environmental impact, specifically their waste management.
The Centurion Best Western is a large resort that incorporates a hotel, restaurant, golf course and spa. The company run events including weddings, parties, meetings, and other functions which generate waste, e.g. food waste, tissue, plastic, paper, etc… Before the purpose built XO was installed, 4 individual 1100 litre bins were collected twice a week, incurring a high annual waste disposal cost, which is only increasing year on year.