The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, also known as the EPA, recently recognized the Disneyland Resort with a 2014 Food Recovery Challenge Award. They were recognized for having the nation’s highest percentage increase of food recovery in the theme park category. The Disneyland Resort also earned California’s highest environmental award, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, for their waste reduction efforts.
These are some creative ways that the Disneyland Resort uses to not waste food:
- More than 7 million pounds of food scraps diverted from landfill for processing into feed nutrients for animals.
- More than 100,000 pounds of packaged food donated to local food banks last year.
- Nearly 60,000 gallons of used cooking oil processed annually into biodiesel used to power the Disneyland Railroad and Mark Twain Riverboat.
The Disneyland Resort has doubled the amount of waste that was not put into landfills. They have a long-term goal of achieving Zero Waste.
That is awesome!
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