National Arts Centre Compost Program to Divert 500,000 Food and Drink Containers from Landfill Annually


National Arts Centre Compost Program to Divert 500,000 Food and Drink Containers from Landfill Annually

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: National Arts Centre (NAC) Ottawa

Project Start Date: Start Summer 2019

Objective:

The National Arts Centre (NAC) and the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, today unveiled an innovative program that will introduce plant-based food and drink containers and transform them into rich compost to be put into herb gardens at the NAC. The move will divert 500,000 containers from the landfill annually.

The containers to be composted beginning this Summer, include wine and beer glasses, coffee cups, plates, utensils, straws, and take-out boxes. The containers are used at the NAC restaurant and banquet operations, intermission bars, as well as in the employee cafeteria. Thanks to a process developed with the help of public and private partners, the NAC will put the compost created back into its rooftop herb garden. The garden – which also features two new beehives – will provide fresh ingredients to the NAC’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef Kenton Leier.

The new compost program was developed by the NAC’s Food and Beverage Department in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, The Compost Council of Canada, Tomlinson Organics, and the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ).

Summary:

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Carl Martin
Senior Advisor, Communications
National Arts Centre
613 947-7000 x560
carl.martin@nac-cna.ca


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Project entered on: May 10, 2019 at 3:07 pm


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