LONDON and CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHiTech Global, Inc. (OTCQB: BHTG), a green technology company that produces innovative data-driven solutions for food waste disposal, announced that its subsidiary, BioHiTech Europe has received accreditation for waste savings from the Carbon Trust, an independent expert on carbon reduction and resource efficiency.
The Carbon Trust reported that the information provided in the application form and case studies, combined with positive feedback from clients clearly demonstrated a significant track record in the design and delivery of successful, high quality waste saving solutions. BioHiTech Europe will be listed on the Carbon Trust website as an accredited supplier in the category of waste savings.
"We are honored to have been recognized by such an impactful organization and appreciate the support from the Carbon Trust in identifying the positive economic, social and environmental impact of our technology," said Alex Giacchetti, president, BioHiTech Europe. "We look forward to working with the Carbon Trust to help raise awareness of the importance of diverting and reducing food waste, and in doing so cutting harmful carbon and greenhouse gas emissions."
As part of the accreditation process, one of the case studies submitted by BioHiTech Europe was on the Hard Rock Café in London.
Hard Rock Café, an iconic rock 'n' roll themed restaurant in London, installed an Eco-Safe food waste digester to address their increasing waste disposal costs and the associated problems with getting their waste collected in Central London, while also wanting to improve on the restaurant's already strong sustainability profile. Since installing the Eco-Safe Digester, the Hard Rock Café reported in March of 2016 that their food waste disposal costs had been reduced by 56% and that they had to date saved 9.7 MTCO2 by diverting their food waste.
Andrew Noone, general manager of Hard Rock Café, London noted: "We had concerns that this magical new technology would not do what had been promised, but it is fair to say that it does exactly what BioHiTech said it would. Our popular Central London location is one of London's busiest restaurants generating a large amount of food waste. On some days we will dispose of more than 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of food waste into the digester. We feed the digester throughout the day and into the early morning, and it eats up whatever we put into it and the wastewater simply goes down the drain. It's a very clever piece of equipment that we are looking to roll out elsewhere in our group."
BioHiTech Europe LTD is headquartered in London.
About the Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust is an independent company with a mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. The Carbon Trust: (1) advises businesses, governments and the public sector on opportunities in a sustainable, low-carbon world; (2) measures and certifies the environmental footprint of organizations, products and services & (3) helps develop and deploy low-carbon technologies and solutions, from energy efficiency to renewable power. For more information, please visit www.carbontrust.com.
About Hard Rock Café London
Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971 by Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain. In 2007, Hard Rock was sold to the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Currently, there are venues in 68 countries, including 162 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com/cafes/london.
About BioHiTech Global
BioHiTech Global (OTCQB: BHTG), "The Company" headquartered in Chestnut Ridge NY, is a technology company that provides the transparency needed to prevent food waste as well as offer a sustainable means for its disposal. BioHiTech's data-driven solution offers businesses insight into their waste stream creating immediate opportunities to identify inefficiencies, improve operating results and advance sustainability initiatives within their company. For more information, please visit www.biohitech.com.
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