The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has lauded the efforts of Chumash Indians and Chumash Casino Resort’s commitment to reduce waste and their recycling efforts.
During the recently observed ‘America Recycles Week’ the regional administrator for the EPA Pacific Southwest Michael Stoker, lauded the casinos’ efforts.
In a statement, Stoker said: “The Chumash Casino Resort’s Zero Waste initiatives are making a real difference for the environment. By diverting more than 90 percent of their total waste stream from landfills and sharing their expertise with other tribes, they are true recycling champions.”
Kenneth Kahn, the chairman of the Chumash Indians in the area, said: “By forming local partnerships and participating in innovative programs, our Chumash Casino Resort’s Facilities Department has taken our recycling efforts to new height. We are proud of our team’s ongoing campaign to further reduce our waste stream and its ability to be an industry leader for recycling in California Indian Gaming.”
The casino has been very committed to recycling and waste management. They were also awarded for their efforts by the EPA previously. The operator got the Food Recovery Challenge award by the EPA in both 2014 and 2016.