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Eco-Products Supports Vail Resorts Composting Efforts

23rd March 2020 | Eco-Products

News Regions: Idaho

Resorts in this article: Stevens Pass Resort

The team at Stevens Pass has worked hard to continuously improve waste diversion efforts year after year.

The team at Stevens Pass has worked hard to continuously improve waste diversion efforts year after year.

Copyright: Eco-Products / Stevens Pass

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Stevens Pass Hits 80% Waste Diversion Rate

We know times are tough out there—especially in the ski industry. But we wanted to share some positive news on the environmental front coming out of the 2019-20 ski season.

Vail Resorts is on a journey to zero waste as part of its Commitment to Zero. With the ambitious goal of not sending any waste to landfill by 2030, the company is partnering with Eco-Products to help get there.

How Does Composting at Ski Resorts Work?

To make it easy for resort guests to participate in composting efforts, Vail Resorts is using Eco-Products compostable food service ware made from renewable resources.  - © Eco-Products / Stevens Pass

To make it easy for resort guests to participate in composting efforts, Vail Resorts is using Eco-Products compostable food service ware made from renewable resources.

Copyright: Eco-Products / Stevens Pass

This goal can only be achieved through epic commitments to composting and recycling. To make it easy for resort guests to participate in composting efforts, Vail Resorts is using Eco-Products compostable foodservice ware made from renewable resources. This allows resort guests to put their compostable plate, fork, and cup in the same bin as their uneaten fries or leftover salad. When everything goes into one bin, composting is easy. Who wants to think about sorting when on vacation?

Where commercial composting is available, the contents of these bins are composted and returned to the earth as soil. Where commercial composting is not yet available, Eco-Products is working with individual resorts to help make connections to local composters and expand access to composting.

Composting Success Story at Stevens Pass

Last year, Stevens Pass composted 57 tons of food scraps and compostable products.  - © Eco-Products / Stevens Pass

Last year, Stevens Pass composted 57 tons of food scraps and compostable products.

Copyright: Eco-Products / Stevens Pass

Every resort is at a different spot on the path to zero waste. Stevens Pass is leading the way by showing what is possible. Extensive composting and recycling programs have been implemented throughout the mountain, including at all food & beverage locations. The team at Stevens Pass has worked hard to continuously improve waste diversion efforts year after year.  In FY2020, they achieved an 80% diversion rate. That means over 80% of the “stuff” generated at the resort has been composted or recycled! Last year, Stevens Pass composted 57 tons of food scraps and compostable products.

What’s Next For Composting at Ski Resorts

Sustainability issues are rarely easy to address, and the topic of waste is no exception. Eco-Products is proud of its compostable products made from plants, yet it acknowledges that no product is perfect and no solution is a silver bullet. In addition, much work needs to be done to ensure every Vail Resort location can compost. Fortunately, both Eco-Products and Vail Resorts are committed to tackling big issues, celebrating successes along the way, and making it better for our generation and the generations to come.

Achieving the Commitment to Zero Goal of no waste to landfill won’t be easy, but it will be possible. #zerowaste #letsmakeitbetter

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to Coronavirus, information regarding ski resort closures and policies is changing rapidly. While we are working to keep OnTheSnow updated as best we can, please visit individual resort websites and social media channels directly for the most up-to-date information.

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