Armani Hotel Dubai is advancing its sustainability initiatives and has partnered with leading tech-firm Winnow to avoid wastage of food resources.
The property – considered the World’s Leading Design Hotel by the World Travel Awards – has already achieved its target of reducing food wastage by 80 per cent through a well-structured programme and is heading towards zero food waste to the landfill.
Armani Hotel Dubai is now equipped with Winnow’s smart scales to help the chefs in tracking food waste quickly and accurately.
The scale automatically records the weight, and the kitchen staff choose the reason and identify the item/dish using the tablet attached to the scale.
Other measures implemented by Armani Hotel Dubai earlier include training chefs and the stewarding department not to mix the food waste with general waste at the cooking stations.
The hotel team segregates the waste at source in addition to composting food waste which reduces the amount sent to the landfills.
A food waste recycling machine has been installed in the kitchen to successfully achieve the zero-food waste goal.
The machine is capable of drying leftover food from buffets and the staff canteen, and converts 70-80 kilograms waste food per load to a 14-15 kilograms food powder form compost soil.
It eliminates food disposal costs, reduces the hotel’s carbon footprint and converts food waste into soil nutrients for use on farms and landscaped areas.