EXPERTS at a leading waste management company are helping a posh hotel to go green.
The William Tracey Group, which is based in Linwood, has joined forces with bosses at the Radisson Blu, in Glasgow, to help the five-star hotel to recycle food waste and turn it into renewable energy.
This is one of many projects being undertaken by the city centre hotel in a bid to make it more eco-friendly.
The William Tracey Group, which runs recycling and waste operations across Scotland, is now offering customers the chance to recycle food waste through the process of Anaerobic Digestion.
Using this method, which treats waste in a biogas process, produces renewable energy and organic fertiliser – a much cleaner, cheaper and environmentally-friendly alternative to landfill.
Bobby Gavin, of the William Tracey Group, said: “When we started working with the team at Radisson Blu, there were already many recycling initiatives in place but we have been able to take them that step further by providing a bespoke plan and they are now achieving recycling rates of around 67 per cent, compared to 40 per cent the previous year.
“Like ourselves, the hotel has won a number of accolades for their commitment to the environment.”
Radisson Blu has been the first city centre hotel to adopt this new service as part of the company’s Responsible Business Strategy.
Graeme Gibson, the hotel’s general manager, told the Paisley Daily Express: “The team here is very excited about our latest figures in terms of recycling scores.
“Our partnership with the William Tracey Group has driven forward improvements in our recycling programme.
“The support and constant feedback from their team is crucial to our business and they are flexible in terms of catering for our needs and challenges.”