Closed Loop close in on Premier’s Awards
A hotel, a farm and a university are all finalists for various sustainability awards, thanks to their use of an on-site Closed Loop organics composting unit.
The Grand Hyatt Melbourne has been nominated for the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards in the Large Business category for becoming the first five-star hotel to install a CLO300 system.
Closed Loop’s sister company, The Farmer’s Place (a small working farm, cafe and farmers’ market), is also a finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards in the Small and Medium enterprises category.
The output of their CLO30 unit is used to grow the vegetables that are served at the cafe; any food waste from cafe meals is fed back into the system, demonstrating a continual closed loop.
The diverse range of sites nominated demonstrates that where food waste is generated, Closed Loop Composters can be found; according to sales and strategy manager Brendan Lee.
Indeed, Closed Loop systems are currently in place in hospitals, shopping centres, schools, food manufacturers and mining sites. One sector that Closed Loop would like to increase their involvement is within local governments – highlighting the benefits the system can bring to regional councils (as it has done for regionally based mining companies.)