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Madinat Jumeirah first hotel in UAE to implement Bokashi Compost Programme

Madinat Jumeirah first hotel in UAE to implement Bokashi Compost Programme

Dubai, 16 August 2011: In line with its extensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) plans, Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, is the first hotel in the UAE to implement a Bokashi Compost Programme to improve environmental stability.

“Bokashi” is a Japanese word meaning ‘fermented organic matter’ and it offers a simple, yet effective composting system whereby all raw food waste is recycled using an anaerobic process. In autumn 2010, Madinat Jumeirah implemented this programme, producing organic compost which is now used in the resort’s gardens to enrich the soil and improve its water-holding qualities.

The project is currently the only one of its kind in the UAE and was initiated when Bokashi Dubai joined forces with Madinat Jumeirah to create a pilot project in the gardens of Al Qasr hotel. On average 2.1 tonnes of raw food waste is recycled each month in Al Qasr and this compost is also used to fertilise the hotel’s own organic herb garden.

Originally implemented as a pilot programme, Bokashi is beginning to show positive results as it enables organisations to utilise food waste to produce a soil conditioner with slow release nutrients which is organic in origin. It is proving to be a pioneering initiative enabling Madinat Jumeirah to contribute to a more sustainable environment.

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About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. www.jumeirah.com
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Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Corporate Communications 
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 373 0164
Fax: +971 4 301 6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com

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