This represents 2,800 tons of compostable materials recovered each year!
MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert announced the deployment of its major project
to collect compostable materials in its restaurants, a first for a
Quebec restaurant chain. The environmental initiative innovation
therefore continues for Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, the first restaurant
chain to have developed 100% recyclable and compostable packaging in
2009 and more recently becoming one of the founding partners of the
Hydro-Québec Electric Circuit.
The company decided to extend the composting project to its network
after the successful pilot-project implemented in 2010 at the
rotisserie located on Lajeunesse in Montreal. "Although daring, this
program fits perfectly with our company's sustainable development plan
and reflects our philosophy in terms of innovation," said Jean-Pierre
Léger, President and CEO of St-Hubert Group. "This approach shows our
commitment to the company's social responsibility while allowing our
establishments to keep the pace with our customers and employees'
social and environmental concerns."
Over 80% of compostable materials diverted from landfills
Currently, 54 Quebec rotisseries are composting and among those, 35 have
obtained level 3 of the ICI ON RECYCLE! Certification, the highest
performance recognized by RECYC-QUÉBEC. "The $200,000 financial
assistance from RECYC-QUÉBEC has accelerated the program implementation
in our network. We are confident we will reach our goal and have our
rotisseries, both in Quebec and outside Quebec, collect compostable
materials by early 2015," said Marie-Line Beauchamp, President of Les
In concrete terms, the development rate for composting organic materials
from participating rotisseries exceeds 80%. Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert's
initiative sends about 2,800 tons of leftovers to composting per year,
which would otherwise result in landfills. "Our employees' valuable
contribution is the basis for the success of our composting project,"
added Mrs. Beauchamp.
About Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert
Founded in 1951 in Montreal, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert Ltée can be found
in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick, and serve over 31 million meals
each year. St-Hubert has a long tradition for innovating and constantly
adapting to meet its customers' needs.
SOURCE: Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert
For further information:
Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert Ltée
Tel.: 450 688-4400, extension 2104
Cell.: 514 913-3741