Recycling Efforts at Wynn Las Vegas Reduce Landfill, Food Waste and Achieve Zero Waste Remodel

Recycling Efforts at Wynn Las Vegas Reduce Landfill, Food Waste and Achieve Zero Waste Remodel

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 1:20pm

CAMPAIGN: Wynn Resorts: Environmental Sustainability

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One of the most important gifts that Wynn Resorts as a corporate family can give to future generations is our dedication to preserve and protect the natural resources that we all need every day. From day one, Wynn Las Vegas has been an enthusiastic steward of the environment and has proven that a five-star resort can function at the highest level of service while still being environmentally responsible. Innovations that continue to improve efficiencies are regularly tested and implemented at Wynn Las Vegas as we work toward even greater sustainability.

In our recycling efforts, waste is sorted off-site into recyclables such as paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and various metals. The resorts have proactively implemented food-waste recycling initiatives and purchasing programs to reduce unnecessary packaging. Additionally, Wynn Las Vegas is implementing a composting solution for all greenery, flower and landscaping waste.

Our efforts resulted in more than 2,800 tons of waste being diverted from the landfill in 2014. During a room remodel at the beginning of the year, led by Wynn Design & Development and the resort’s innovative facilities team, the goal to achieve a zero-waste project was set and successfully met, ensuring that all materials were repurposed and recycled:

  • Shower Seals:  5.31 miles of plastic
  • Drape Rollers:  1.3 tons of plastic
  • Shower Heads/Necks:  2,674 metal units
  • Toilet Seats:  2,989 plastic units
  • Carpets:  More than 20 acres
  • Wall Covering: 33,750 yards

By collecting, recycling and distributing used soap and shampoo products from our guest rooms every day, Clean the World and Wynn Las Vegas are collectively saving lives and the planet, domestically and internationally. Clean the World is a nonprofit charitable organization that is committed to preventing millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses, specifically in children under the age of five. Since 2011, Wynn’s effort in collecting soaps and bottled amenities has helped distribute more than 500,000 bars of soap worldwide.

To read more about Wynn Resorts' programs and achievements in its corporate responsibility programs and activities, please click here. 

CATEGORY: Environment