Published on : Monday, March 19, 2018
Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio has diverted tens of thousands of pounds of waste from landfills in 2017, thanks to its Reduce, Reuse, Recycling program.
Huntington Convention Center is managed by SMG. It diverted 75,880 pounds of cardboard, 10,000 pounds of glass, 9,000 pounds of bulk and shredded paper and the equivalent of 23,005 plastic water bottles.
Moreover, the onsite food waste recycling system reduced food waste into slurry that was taken to an aerobic digestion facility.
Huntington Convention Center also recycled 3,500 pounds of leftovers to the Ed Keating Center through the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, recycled 1,650 pounds of cooking oil and feeding 9,000 pounds of food scraps to the hens and three Mangalista heritages breed pigs that live on site including reducing napkin waste by 56 percent. The convention center also recycled eco-friendly, biodegradable and compostable plates, box lunches, cups, and flatware products were used.
Huntington Convention Center also donated 26,980 pounds of recycled materials through its Sustainability Donation Program to local organizations including Habitat for Humanity ReStore, the Ed Keating Center and Karamu House.
The items which were recycled included leftover carpeting, insulation, gardening equipment, fertilizer, building materials, drywall, tools, children’s furniture, paint, landscaping brick, drywall and trim.