After recently announcing the goal of achieving zero waste to landfill by 2030, Disneyland Resort has introduced a new way to reduce waste in the parks.
While the resort has been recovering food scraps since 2014, mostly at food and beverage locations, guests will now be able to do their part with new food waste bins located beside the traditional landfill and recycling bins.
Starting as a pilot program at Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park, guests are now being asked to sort their waste and dispose of leftover food in the food waste bins. The waste, which is unfit for human consumption, is then sent to a third-party vendor to be converted into feed nutrients for farm animals.
“It’s our responsibility to create immersive experiences and happiness for our guests, but to do so in an environmentally sustainable way,” said Lotus Thai, environmental integration manager. “We have a responsibility to do and be better for our cast members, our guests, our community and future generations.”
What do you think of this new sustainability effort? Would you like to see the food waste bins make their way to Walt Disney World Resort or other Disney Parks around the world? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.