Reducing biowaste at Intercontinental Paris


With 79 other participants, the InterContinental Paris Le Grand is taking part in the pilot project, launched by the Synhorcat and run by the Moulinot company. The aim of the pilot project is to determine the keys to the successful implementation of sorting, collection and treatment of bio-waste.


Since September 2014, the InterContinental Paris Le Grand has enabled the recovery of 80 tonnes of bio-waste, ie the creation of 76,000 kg of fertilizer, 28,000 KWH of electricity, and 28,000 KWH of heat.


The project involves evaluating the efficiency and the possibility of organizing sorting in the premises, calibrating the level of performance to be achieved for the removal of bio-waste, acting on food losses and waste, contribute to the training of the entire hotel and restaurant industry, and communicate on the industry’s commitment to the circular economy.

The quantitative objective is set: to collect 200 tonnes of bio waste in 6 months.

This involved raising the awareness of all departments in contact with bio-waste (mainly Kitchens and Stewarding), and supporting them in setting up procedures and new equipment. Employees have received training to sort organic waste from non-recyclable waste using this method. Transparent plastic bags are distributed to the employees to collect organic waste in the establishment. Once filled, simply place them in the bins reserved for bio waste. Returns are systematically put in the bags provided for recycling. Once the waste is sorted on site and placed in the bags provided for this purpose, it is checked and weighed by the Moulinot company.


  • Organisation: Intercontinental
  • City: Paris
  • Type of provider: Hotel
  • Circular principle: Design out waste and pollution
  • Focus: Reduce
  • Keywords: #food waste


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