Taranta Blog

Gourmet Adventure Peru 2009, with an Eco-Friendly aspect

March 21 to March 28, Chef Jose Duarte will be joining a group of travelers heading to Peru. The trip is organized by Gourmet Consulting Group and it will be the first exclusive high end Gourmet Adventure with an Eco-Friendly set.…

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Compost and Recycling, Quantification of changes

Amount of glass, metal and plastic recycled from Sept 07 to March 21 08= 22,300 lbs. Amount of Cardboard recycled from Sept 07 to March 08= 3,710 lbs Amount of Food Waste (Compost) from Nov 2007 to March 21 08= 12,400 lbs Amount of Non Recyclable, non compost material “Garbage” from Sep 07 to March 21 08= 390 lbs Before implementing our composting and recycling all was going to a landfill, now we have reduced our garbage production to 1.01% and we are hoping to continue reduction by using biodegradable PLA cling wrap as soon as it comes to the market, right now we are using normal plastic wrap and it is what is filling most of our garbage as it is very difficult to recycle.…

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PLA Biodegradable Straws

Got our new biodegradable pla drinking straws made of corn. This solves the problem of sorting plastic to throw away with compost.…

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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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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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