TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Totally Green is proud to have won the Green Product Award from the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association for its unique and environmentally friendly Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative (ORCA) machine. The ORCA converts food waste into harmless water onsite at the business establishment. This cuts waste disposal costs, while eliminating pollution from landfill sites and garbage trucks.
"We're pleased to be recognized as a leading-edge organic waste solution provider," said Shawn Dym, CEO, Totally Green.
The ORCA "digests" organic food waste—up to 2,400 pounds (more than 1 ton) per day. The process is simple: Users drop the food waste into the machine. Then the ORCA's natural micro-organism solution works with water and plastic bio chips to quickly break down the waste. Within 24 hours, this material transforms into earth-friendly water that flows into the ordinary sewage system.
ORCA technology eliminates the need to truck food waste to landfills or remote composting facilities. In one year, an ORCA machine can divert up to 875,000 pounds of food waste from landfill. This means a large reduction in methane gases produced at landfill sites, and fewer Co2 emissions from garbage trucks used to haul waste to landfill. In Canada and the U.S. every year, garbage trucks that haul away food waste burn 1.7 billion gallons of diesel fuel, and food waste adds 106 billion pounds of material to landfill sites.
"Totally Green is honored to receive this award," said Shawn Dym. "It is confirmation that our no-truck organic waste disposal solution is the ideal environmental and economic solution for all hotels with food service operations. The award raises awareness of the benefits for hotels that adopt our solution. "
About Totally Green
Totally Green, Inc. is a pioneer in organic food processing systems. The Toronto-based company develops, manufactures and markets the ORCA Green™ Machine. The ORCA (Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative) machine allows for rapid composting of most organic material in institutional and commercial end-user applications, after which the liquid effluent is safely discharge into the ordinary sewer system. The machine creates meaningful cost savings for customers while diverting food waste from landfills and reducing emissions related to the transportation of waste. The ORCA offers businesses an innovative and affordable solution for food and beverage by-product disposal.
About the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association Sustainable Hospitality Awards
The Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association has a goal of advancing sustainable hospitality practices within the hospitality industry. Its 2014 Sustainable Hospitality Awards recognize outstanding hotel properties and businesses that advance the principles and practices of sustainable hospitality, resource conservation and the preservation of South Florida's unique environment. The Association represents more than 160 hotels and 300 allied businesses located across Miami-Dade County.
SOURCE Totally Green, Inc.