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Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong installs 'ORCA Digester'
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong and ORCA Digesters have joined forces in pursuit of more sustainable and efficient food waste disposal, to complete the installation of its first ORCA Digester, which will help to dispose of the hotel's food waste in a more sustainable manner.
Located in Hong Kong's historic North Point district, the hotel is a waterfront hotel known for guest rooms that offer harbour views, exceptional guest experiences and award-winning dining venues. In line with the hotel's commitment to Hyatt's World of Care framework—a global approach to advancing care for the planet, people, and responsible business.
The ORCA is an on-site food waste digester that uses an aerobic digestion process to convert food waste into a liquid that can be safely discharged into the existing plumbing infrastructure within a facility. The food waste added to the ORCA instantly begins breaking down and is fully digested within 24 hours, significantly reducing the amount of waste that needs to be transported to landfills. The ORCA technology comes equipped with scales that track diversion data and calculate sustainability and impact metrics, all of which are automatically reported to and displayed on the ORCA+ online reporting dashboard, which will help Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong better track, analyze, and over time, improve management of its food waste.
The ORCA supplements Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong's broader food waste management strategy, which aims to tackle the challenge at source by leveraging food waste tracking technology and data analytics to optimize food purchasing, production, and menu planning processes, as well as minimize the impact of unavoidable food waste by improving disposal methods, donating surplus food, as well as upcycling suitable components.
"Caring for the planet is a natural extension of Hyatt's purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. We are glad to be able to leverage ORCA's unique technology to reduce the amount of food waste we send to landfills, and take another step forward in our commitment to advancing sustainability actions so that our destinations and communities remain vibrant and resilient," says Patrick Sin, general manager, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong.