As a result of its aggressive recycling efforts, The Lodge at Torrey Pines achieved significant success in 2012 in its commitment to “go green” in all areas of operation.
According to Jeff Case, Major Account Representative at Waste Management Inc., who oversees the recycling program for The Lodge, the resort generated approximately 35 tons of trash and 4 tons of recycling each month in 2011. Currently, the resort generates less than 10 tons of trash, recycles an average of 13 tons, and composts 10 tons of food each month.
“We are proud and delighted to announce these figures, as they show that our landfill diversion rate has jumped from less than 15% in 2011 to more than 70% in 2012,” said Case “The key to this success is awareness. We educate our entire staff on the importance of our recycling program and encourage them to make it a part of their everyday routine.”
The Lodge of Torrey Pines is owned by Evans Hotels. Its sister properties, the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa and the Bahia Resort Hotel, were recently awarded top designation from the California Green Lodging Program for their outstanding environmental efforts in 2012.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a tribute to the California Craftsman Movement and is modeled after Greene and Greene’s famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. The Lodge features 170 spacious guest rooms, including 8 suites, more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, a 9,500 square-foot full-service spa and two restaurants serving contemporary California cuisine. The Lodge is adjacent to the Torrey Pines Golf Course and is within walking distance to the Torrey Pines State Reserve.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, San Diego. For hotel reservations call 800-422-8386 or for further information visit www.lodgetorreypines.com.