Q.1123:How do Casinos have Reduced Their Carbon Footprint Over Time (It is an info-commercial)
Ans. Casinos are becoming more and more a part of modern society, both online and offline, and because of this, they have been trying franticly to help reduce their carbon footprint. Global warming is becoming an ever increasing issue, and green-living is giving way to companies from a wide range of industries to improve their carbon footprint. Most casinos, particularly in popular gambling destinations, are open 24-7, meaning their carbon footprint is becoming exceptionally high. There's been a rise in people looking to use mobile apps over land based locations, which although may be impacting on individual's carbon footprint, is helping land-based casinos to cut down on electricity as there's less of a need for them. We've put together a list of how casinos have reduced their carbon footprint over time.
Waste management and recycling was a huge factor in environmental health, due to the large amount of waste being dumped in landfills across the world. Because of this negative impact that waste has on the environment, many land casinos have aimed to control their waste management. With many plastic cups, glasses, paper cards, and plenty of paperwork from the administration teams, as well as any food if that is served in a casino, there is certain to be a lot of rubbish. Large casinos, particularly hotel casinos, around the world have created waste management systems that include plenty of recycling options in order to help reduce their carbon footprint.
Cutting Down On Electricity
A land-based casino cannot run without electricity. Electricity is needed to power slot machines, lighting and entertainment facilities, and any other amenities in the business such as restaurants and tills for the bar. However, some casinos are looking at this extensive amount of electricity that they use, and aim to reduce this by introducing sun-powered forms of electricity. This is becoming more popular in Vegas, as the city experiences long periods of sunlight, particularly during the summer and therefore will be able to store up a lot of sun-powered electricity. This electricity can also be stored and used in winter months too, and so is a great way for casinos to reduce their carbon footprint.
One of the major materials used in casinos is paper, and the extensive amount of paper can be relatively harmful to the environment. From receipts, and tabs to the playing cards themselves, paper is always needed. On average, a pack of cards in a casino lasts around a day, if not less, so casinos are constantly sourcing paper to manufacture the cards. Many of the major casinos have begun to use cards made from recycled paper in order to make them more energy efficient.
Online casinos are the most energy efficient way from a land based casino perspective, as there is no need for the casino to pay for electricity or paper, as everything is powered through a users' phone or laptop. Although this will begin to increase that individual's carbon footprint, it will not be even remotely to the size of a land-based casino. Online casinos offer a huge range of games, everything you might find in a land-based casino and more, making online casinos the most energy-efficient form of gambling, to help a casino lower their carbon footprint.