Clumpies wins the gold for going green

Clumpies wins the gold for going green

The Greater Chattanooga Hospitality Association has honored Clumpies Ice Cream Co. with the STARS of the Industry Greener Tennessee Award for its innovative recycling and composting efforts. 

Ashley Bottoms, senior manager at Clumpies, accepted the award at a GCHA luncheon on June 20 at the Westin Chattanooga alongside two Rock City partners for hospitality excellence.

Bottoms spearheaded Clumpies’ composting program, which turns hard-to-recycle personal protective equipment, such as gloves, into pellets that are used to create consumer products like patio furniture, flowerpots, planters and recycling bins. This process began in January 2023 at its commercial kitchen but is now utilized in all of our shops in addition to our food truck.

You’re invited to take part in the action! Since April, each Clumpies location houses receptacles for composting and recycling, giving food scraps a new, greener purpose.

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