Our Waste Reductions
Diversion of waste from landfills continues to be a significant objective both to save costs and improve our impact on the environment. We have implemented innovative technologies to process different kinds of waste and partner with nonprofit Clean the World to recycle more than 100,000 pounds of toiletries per year from our hotel rooms to help fight diarrheal disease. Since 2010 we have donated 2 million bars of soap, distributed to people in 100 countries.
This is such an important firsthand experience. I can now share with my housekeeping team that I’ve taken the soap they’ve collected and included it in hygiene kits to benefit others.
-Marta de Solorio, Housekeeping Inspector, Bally’s Las Vegas
Some additional highlights from our waste programs:
- Educating kitchen staff on best practices for upstream sorting of food waste
- Establishing a single-stream recycling program at our loading docks to separate recycled materials from trash and to regain silverware and other reusable items from accidentally entering our waste streams
- Earning the Environmental Leader Award for our waste program in 2016
CAESARS CITIZENSHIP BLOG SPOTLIGHT
It only took three days in Guatemala with Clean the World for the Caesars team members to have an experience of a life time. “Incredible” was the reoccurring adjective used by the travelers when describing the trip where they benefited a thousand Guatemalan lives. The group spent its first day in Guatemala at the Chimaltenango community center.
“I really didn’t understand what these families undergo on a day to day basis until I saw it first hard,” shared Laurie Porter. “In the U.S. we take so much for granted that the Guatemalan people can only dream of having.”- Laurie Porter
Read more on Caesars Citizenship Blog.
Our ongoing efforts have resulted, in 2015, in our lowest volume of total waste for the past four years, and 38% rate of diversion from landfills, almost double the diversion rate we achieved in 2012.