Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman has invested heavily in reducing its level of waste.
The hotel has installed a WasteStation machine, a food waste macerator and dewatering unit that can process 700kg of food waste per hour.
Iftikhar Hamdani, general manager, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, said: “This WasteStation will help improve and hasten the process and increase efficiency in our waste management scheme.”
The hotel generates a daily average of 360kg in food waste including fruit and vegetable peels and food scraps.
The WasteStation functions by breaking the waste down into fine particles, which then are fed into the dewatering system.
Excess liquid is then forced out from the macerated waste by a centrifugal action. The food waste is then placed in a compost machine and the fertiliser is used in the hotel’s urban farm.
The WasteStation is developed by UK firm IMC, whose vice president for international sales in the GCC, Matt Roberts, was delighted by the partnership with Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman.
“We are confident that our collaboration with them will encourage other companies and establishments to step up their food waste disposal procedure, and help them save time and costs, and at the same time, benefit the environment,” he said.