Bellagio is committed to conservation efforts that support living in the desert. These practices extend beyond Bellagio and reach the local community by educating employees about conserving natural resources at home as well as partnering with local, eco-minded organizations.
At MGM Resorts International we understand that a greener business is a better business and we are committed to integrating environmentally positive operating practices into our resorts that provide a superior guest experience.
The following are some additional ways in which Bellagio fosters its environmental commitment.
Energy and Water Conservation
- In 2012, the Spa Tower lighting retrofit resulted in the installation of over 26,000 energy efficient light bulbs and the reduction of over 3 million kWh, or enough energy to power 268 homes for a year.
- 19,000 incandescent light bulbs were replaced with LED bulbs in 2,200 slot machines.
- 400 lighting motion sensors were installed in office areas, promoting environmental awareness and energy conservation.
- The gas burner upgrade of the center plant boiler resulted in the reduction of nearly 7,800 MMBtu.
- Lake Bellagio and “O™” are replenished with non-drinkable well water.
- An upgraded water treatment system saves 24 million gallons per year.
- The towel and bed linen reuse program conserves 15.5 million gallons of water
- The 2012 Spa Tower Room remodel featured a variety of green building practices:
- 819 guest rooms and 109 suites remodeled between August and December 2012
- Fast-growing (renewable) eucalyptus used in furniture
- Organic carpet (80% wool and 20% nylon)
- Double towel bar to facilitate towel reuse
Waste Management and Recycling
- As of May 2013, Bellagio is approaching a 65% monthly diversion rate, while the 2012 recycling rate was 49.7% with nearly 9,000 tons of diverted recyclables.
- In 2012, 1,157 tons of glass was recycled, in comparison to the 559 tons in 2011, setting a new MGM Resorts International glass recycling record for the most glass recycled by a single property.
- In 2010, Bellagio became a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WasteWise program, which promotes prevention and recycling of municipal solid waste and select industrial materials.
- Trash is sorted for recycling behind the scenes, diverting thousands of tons of recyclables from the landfill each year, like cardboard, glass, aluminum, paper, food, plastic, wood, grease, and horticulture waste.
- The Bellagio Horticulture department composts 100% of plant and landscaping waste, which is also used to create compost tea that is used as an on-site fertilizer.