The combat against wasted food and its consequences made-in Disneyland Paris

October 16 is the National Day for the combat against wasted food. Since 2012, this issue is one of the main concerns of Europe. The European Parliament has also declared 2014 to be the “European Year against food waste”, with the aim to reduce waste by 50% by 2025. 

In 2009, Disneyland Paris has begun to work on this issue. During the summer of that year, the teams in charge of the Food and Beverage of Disney’s Newport Bay Club and Waste Management launched the first tests on the collection of compostable food waste (organic waste from of food preparation) in the hotel’s restaurants. As the results were very conclusive, it was decided to extend the program to all the restaurants in the destination. In 5 years, 893 tons of compostable food waste has therefore been collected and processed. This enabled producing 840 tons of organic amendments reused by farmers and 399 MWh of electricity, equivalent to the annual consumption of approximately 134 families *.

* According to figures from the French agency on Environment and Energy (“ADEME”), which estimates at 3 MWh the annual electricity consumption of an average household (excluding heating, hot water and cooking).