The city of San Diego honored the New Children’s Museum, theme parks, and several hotels as "Recyclers of the Year" during a ceremony at the San Diego Zoo.
The New Children’s Museum was given the title of 2011 "Recycling Partner of the Year" for bringing attentiveness to the importance of waste reduction. An exhibit at the museum at this time shows the impact that litter has on our environment.
"Recycler of the Year" honorees in the hotel sector include the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (reduced the use of water bottles and other disposable containers at the hotel), the Grand Del Mar (sends 12-16 tons of food waste to the Miramar Landfill recycling center every month), and the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina (turns more than 250 tons of organic waste into compost used on the property every year), as reported by the Environmental Services Department.
SeaWorld San Diego Honored
In addition, SeaWorld San Diego was honored for stopping the use of plastic bags in shops and reusing packaging materials, along with San Diego Zoo Global being rewarded for turning food waste into compost at the Safari Park.
The ESD works with businesses to help keep the amount of trash low that is being sent to the Miramar Landfill. The city believes the landfill will be at capacity in around ten years.
Mayor Jerry Sanders stated, "While it’s our job to keep the Miramar Landfill open for as long as we can and to protect the environment, we know we can’t do it alone," and went on to say, "Businesses and organizations like those showcased in this program have played an exemplary role in achieving the city’s waste reduction goals."
The Padres, Qualcomm, Navy Region Southwest, Presido Place condominiums, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Point Loma Nazarene University, Albertsons, General Dynamics NASSCO, and the San Diego Convention Center Corp. were also among the honorees.
This is just one small way the city of San Diego works with the community to provide a better living environment for residents. For those looking to call San Diego home or other areas around San Diego, contact one of our professional San Diego real estate Agents today at (888) 865-5055.