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Waste Management

Green

Increasing the diversion of waste from landfill is a primary goal for the resort. The following serve as a sample of some of the 3R initiatives that Blue Mountain has implemented over the last few years.

REDUCE Initiatives

  • Reusable shopping bags are available for sale in Blue Mountain owned and operated retail outlets to provide opportunities for guests to forego disposable plastic bags.
  • Eliminated Polystyrene foam take-away containers from all employee lunch rooms across the resort. Employees are required to bring reusable food containers for take-out or use the provided dishes and cutlery in the lunch rooms. 11,400 Polystyrene containers were eliminated in 2006 as a result of this initiative.
  • Reusable stainless steel mugs and water bottles are sold to resort employees at subsidized prices to encourage further minimization of disposable containers.
  • Eliminated the provision of disposable beverage cups at Monterra Golf Course in September 2007. Cups are now only provided if requested by a guest or if the beverage is in a glass bottle, as no glass is permitted on the course.
  • Provide reusable dishes and cutlery in base lodges to minimize disposable food packaging.
  • Bulk condiment dispensers provided in base lodges to eliminate disposable packets.
  • Cleaning supplies are purchased in bulk for dispenser systems to eliminate bottle waste.
  • Motion-sensored paper towel dispensers installed across the resort to reduce paper consumption. An estimated 132 miles of paper towel was saved in the first year!
  • Seasonal brochures are printed on-demand after the initial inventory is depleted to reduce the number of brochures remaining at the end of season.
  • Work with various suppliers to eliminate and/or reduce unnecessary packaging waste.

REUSE Initiatives

  • Old furniture and appliances from guest accommodation are sold to staff at discounted prices or donated to local Reuse centres.
  • Discontinued uniforms are sold to employees at discounted prices.
  • Used ski & snowboard rental equipment is sold to staff, family and friends at discounted prices.
  • Ripped and stained linens and towels are reused as rags by Housekeeping or donated to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Muskoka.
  • Single-sided office paper is used to create notepads for a number of departments.
  • Printer and toner cartridges are refilled and reused, where possible.

RECYCLE Initiatives

  • Diverted over 300 tonnes of organics from the landfill in 2008 through the resort's composting program offered in all Blue Mountain Resort owned and operated kitchens, base lodges, restaurants and conference facilities.
  • Extensive cross-resort recycling program enabled Blue Mountain to recycle over 150 tonnes of materials from its facilities in 2008. These recyclables include: fibre, plastics, aluminum, tin, glass, batteries, kitchen grease, scrap metal, tires, etc.
  • Cell phone recycling program – all proceeds from this program are donated to charity.

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