Plan Your Visit to Food & Bev Live 2020
The venue for Food & Bev Live is conveniently located 20 minutes from both Dublin International Airport and Dublin City Centre… The venue - Citywest Hotel, Conference & Event Centre is situated off junction 3a of the N7 Dual Carriageway. Citywest Hotel offers superb access to both Dublin and major Irish road links. For more information about our the Citywest Hotel's sustainability policies, please read below.
The full address for Food & Bev Live 2020 is…
Citywest Hotel, Conference & Exhibition Centre
Telephone: 0818 903 539
International dialling: +353(0) 1 401 0500
Reservations contact number: +353(0) 1 401 0500
Directions from Dublin International Airport…
From Dublin City Centre, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire Port:
From Limerick, Cork and Kerry:
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CITYWEST HOTEL SUSTAINABILITY POLICY
The Citywest Hotel recognises its responsibility to respect the environment and is committed to achieve environmental best practice, where practically possible throughout its business activity.
We continually seek ways to conserve and protect natural resources, to minimise wastage of raw materials and energy, whilst providing a consistent and quality product and service to our guests.
We conduct internal environmental reviews and annually assess our progress towards an improved environmental performance and revise as necessary.
Our customers and guests are made aware of our sustainability policy and to give them the option to help us achieve them.
To ensure our team of staff are aware, involved and encouraged to be proactive in wanting to work to and improve our environmental policies.
Activities that are established at The Citywest Hotel include: –
Food is produced and sent to the Hotel/restaurant. Preparation waste or uneaten food no longer fit for consumption is placed into red Food Surplus Management, FSM 240L bins. Thrice weekly FSM call and collect the complete bins and replace them with clean ones which have been washed through their customised bin washer line. They do not empty the bins on site in the traditional bin lorry manner thus avoiding the need for regular onsite washing, which is better for the environment. Also, clean bins every time encourages staff to place the food waste in the correct bin thus minimising environmental impact.
The food waste is brought to the FSM plant in Co. Meath using specialised double decker vehicles to maximise payload and collection efficiency. There the bins are washed, and the food waste is transferred to bulk vehicles for onward shipping to the A.D. anaerobic digestion facility.
At the A.D. plant, the food is broken down in large sealed tanks by bacteria, (much like what happens in the human digestive system). This process produces methane gas and a residue known as digestate.
The bio-methane gas is then fed into engines which produce electricity to be fed directly into the national grid.
The digestate is used to produce a compost like fertiliser for use in Agriculture. How food waste within Citywest Hotel is recycled and managed.
Management of food waste
The process for managing the food waste is detailed above however there is also an additional element in Citywest Hotel around awareness among all staff members.
The exchange of the bins (3 to 4 times weekly) increases hygiene levels and encourages greater diversion of food waste from general waste as chefs and kitchen porters are not “put off” by the accumulation of food waste and odours that can arise using the traditional brown bin emptied on site.
In the last 12 months:
255.2 tonnes of catering waste from the hotel was diverted from landfill resulting in the following outputs:
The above was compared to the first 6 months from 2018:
144.5 tonnes of catering waste from the hotel was diverted from landfill resulting in the following outputs:
Achievements to date:
2005 – 2019 Citywest Leisure Club has won the white flag award for achieving an impeccable sustainability standard.
2019 – Winner of the South Dublin Chamber Sustainability Award
2018 – Citywest Hotel Repak Award Runner up – Food Waste Management