Shelton, CT (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
TOMRA Compaction, LLC (formerly Orwak USA), a unit of TOMRA of North America, Inc. and world leader in compaction and baling solutions for solid waste material at source, today announced that its client Evelyn Hill, food concession operator at the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, has been awarded a National Restaurant Association “Operator Innovations Award” for its sustainability program at the association’s conference in May.
Last year, the Evelyn Hill concession on the islands recycled 94% of its total waste, helped in part by Orwak’s compactor/balers. Since 2010, Evelyn Hill has been using Orwak balers on both islands, to allow concession staff to safely and easily crush PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles and aluminum containers, and bale them into manageable cubes for transport.
During the peak summer months, the concession compacts and bales 5,580 lbs of plastic bottles and 410 lbs of aluminum. Evelyn Hill partners with Action Carting, a Newark-based solid waste disposal company, to remove the recyclables, via water transport, and bring them to a nearby material recovery facility.
“It’s great to see one of our most treasured National Parks recognized for its record on sustainability. Evelyn Hill is a model for both public and private facilities – not only in recycling, but also in energy conservation, composting and building design,” says J. Mark Lanning, VP of Sales for TOMRA North America. “We’re honored to be helping Evelyn Hill provide the public with high-quality, environmentally sustainable services.”
About TOMRA Compaction
TOMRA Compaction (Orwak) is a world leader in compaction and baling solutions for solid waste material at source. The company develops, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of waste compactors and baling systems for recyclable materials that make sustainability programs more profitable. The company, founded in 1971, is wholly owned by the Norwegian company TOMRA, a leading global provider sensor-based solutions for optimal resource productivity. Visit http://www.orwak.us or http://www.tomra.com for more information.
About Evelyn Hill, Inc.
Evelyn Hill, Inc. is one of the oldest family-owned and operated National Park concessions in the country. It opened for business in 1931, and today serves the public at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the nearby Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Evelyn Hill is the leader in Concessionaire recycling methods, recycling over 94% of the solid waste produced by its operations. Its Liberty Gift Pavilion is a LEED Platinum Certified building with waterless urinals, LED lighting, a Geothermal heating and cooling system and rainwater recycling. For more information, visit http://www.thestatueofliberty.com.
VP of Sales
TOMRA North America