GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of its sustainable
development action plan, the Casino du Lac-Leamy has launched a
composting program in partnership with the City of Gatineau. The
objective is to collect reusable organic materials, while reducing the
amount of waste sent to landfill sites.
The Casino du Lac-Leamy is the first major local business to participate
in the City's compostable materials program. The equivalent of 110
garbage bags daily will be redirected to the composting facility.
Annually, this represents 600 metric tonnes of waste, or 40,000 green
"This is a large-scale operation," explains General Manager Kevin G.
Taylor. "We are among the first casinos in Canada to launch a
composting program and I am proud to demonstrate that gaming
establishments have sustainable development on their radar screen and
are doing their share. The casino's Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel is among the
first Canadian properties in the Hilton family to implement an ongoing
composting program," adds Taylor.
During the first phase of the project, Casino employees integrated the
collection of residual organic wastes into their daily routine. As of
this week, clients can also participate at Le Café restaurant and at
the hotel's conference centre.
For close to 15 years, the Casino du Lac-Leamy has been a driving force
for the local economy and a major regional employer. Its sustainable
development action, plan focuses on environmental, social and economic
actions and is integrated within its long-term business plan. A
sustainable development committee made up of employees helps to deliver
SOURCE Casino du Lac-Leamy
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