Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City just announced a conservation effort through an oyster shell recycling program in partnership with Stockton University and Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension — just in time for National Oyster Day on Aug. 5.
The property has already recycled nearly 25,000 pounds of shells — that's approximately 50,000 oyster shells.
The oyster shells are taken from Hard Rock's culinary department to a designated curing space at a Stockton field station before they go on to restore the Mullica River ecosystem.
The initiative fits in perfectly with the Hard Rock motto “Save the Planet”.
The oyster shell recycling program is a collaborative effort in Atlantic City to protect and conserve the local marine environment. The group anticipates recycling 40 to 50 tons within the year alone.
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