In a new statement, The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has announced its recycling success during the center’s most recent renovation project.

March 18, 2024

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In a new statement, The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has announced its recycling success during the center’s most recent renovation project.

The multi-million-dollar capital improvement plan for the Center focuses on the interior of all meeting rooms and public spaces. Between July and September of 2023, roughly 550,000 pounds of waste were removed from the building, with 461,000 pounds being diverted from landfills.

Discarded materials, masonry, scraps, lights, cardboard, and plastic were sent to local vendors and other recycling companies. The Convention Center exceeded its own recycling goal by diverting 84% of the waste produced by the project in its first stage.

“Our hope is that, by sharing our recycling goals, processes and results, we will inspire other companies and facilities to expand their own recycling efforts and sustainability programs and practices,” Convention Center President and CEO Michael J. Sawaya said.

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