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Burj Khalifa's Armani Hotel Dubai cuts food waste by 80%

The luxury hotel said it achieved the target through "a well-structured programme" in collaboration with Winnow, and is focused on sending no waste to landfill

Armani Hotel Dubai is located in the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa.
Armani Hotel Dubai is located in the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa.

As part of its sustainability initiatives, Armani Hotel Dubai has partnered with tech and data analytics firm Winnow to help hotel staff track food waste quickly and accurately.

Located in Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the hotel is now equipped with Winnow’s smart scales, which automatically the weight and the kitchen staff choose the reason and identify the item or dish using the tablet attached the scale.

The building has already achieved its target of reducing food wastage by 80% through a “well-structured programme", and is looking to send no waste to landfill as an end goal.

READ: Dubai Mall produces 26 tonnes of food waste compost

According to a statement, other measures implemented include training chefs and the stewarding department not to mix food waste with general waste at the cooking stations.

By composting and segregating waste at source, the hotel team also reduces the amount send to landfill.

Its efforts have also seen the hotel install a food waste recycling machine – capable of drying leftover food, converting 70-80kg of waste food per load to 14-15kg food power form compost soil.

READ: Dubai now targets zero food waste with new campaign

Again, this helps the hotel reduce its carbon footprint by converting food waste into soil nutrients that can be used on farms and landscaped areas.

Earlier last month the technology firm entered into a similar partnership with Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties. Under the deal Emaar Hospitality Group’s hotels will be equipped with Winnow’s smart scales to help chefs quickly and accurately track food waste, much like Armani Hotel Dubai.

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