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%…

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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.-…

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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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