Taranta Blog

60-80% Recycled Post consumer paper goods

We start using Marcal Sunrise Bathroom tissue, made of 100% recycled paper, 60 to 80% post consumer. Marcal Paper Towels and 100% post consumer printing paper for our office print-outs, our menus are printed on 40% post consumer, all papers are chlorine free, mercury free, or bleach.…

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TARANTA is a Certified Green Restaurant

Today we received certification by the green restaurant association, we are officially a Green Certified Restaurant, we have completed the first 4 environmental steps: 1.- Recycling- Comprehensive system, 2.- Energy Efficient Lighting, 3.- Energy Efficient Appliance – XLERATOR hand dryer, 4- Water Efficient Kitchen: Spray valves.…

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Composting Stage 1

Today will start our compsoting program, will start with back of the house, kitchen scraps from food preparation, compostable paper, etc.…

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DW-200 WattStopper

Installed 2 DW-200 Dual technology wall switch occupancy sensor in both of our bathrooms. Why keeping the water boiling if we don’t want hot tea?…

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Table top paper

We are using paper on top of our tables to minimize industrial washing. This will help us save money and we will mixing the used paper with all compostable items as soon as we are ready to start separating all organic materials that will make the compost.…

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2008 “Taranta Green” Goals

1.- Installation of a solar panel to charge votive candles. 2.- Retrofit all toilets, urinals and plumbing fixtures 3.- Use 100% post-consumer paper in all office supplies, menus etc 4.- Ask vendors to email statements instead of mail statements.…

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Comprehensive Recycling Program – Recycling

Today we are implementing the first step on our recycling program, we received a large container from “Savethatstuff”, a company that specializes on recycling, we will be separating at this point all glass, plastic, metal and all containers that could be recycled.…

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“XLERETOR” Hand Dryer

Just finished installing 2 XL-C XLERETOR hand dryers. They use 80% less ennery than any other electric hand dryer. No more $ 25 per week using multifold towels, as a part of the GRA we paid less, but it is a great product, will pay for the cost in less than a year.…

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Installed 3 T & S Brass low flow pre-rinse valves

A low-flow pre-rinse spray valve is one of the easiest and most cost effective energy saving devices available for restaurants. Ordered mine trough a supply web site called etundra.com.…

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Energy Efficient Lighting

We are installing energy efficient light bulbs, 85% of all the lighting at Taranta will be energy efficient, we installed the Maxlite Spiral Medium E26, and 5 Watt – Warm White – Frost – A19 – Dimmable – Micro-Brite Cold Cathode Fluorescent – Litetronics MB-501D.…

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