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Monday, June 27, 2011

Atlanta Airport - First SFCI Pilot Project!

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Concourse T serves as the first Sustainable Food Court Initiative pilot project!  It is thrilling news as the SFCI Team moves into ACTION mode.

SFCI missionTo bring zero waste initiatives to food courts and develop industry sustainable best practices for back-of-the-house and front-of-the-house operations.  Visit the SFCI page for challenges inherent in food court operations for zero waste practices and additional SFCI details.

SFCI Pilot ACTION Team meeting
With a powerful pilot project team, including the Foodservice Packaging Institute, National Restaurant Association, Institute for Local Self Reliance Elemental Impact|Zero Waste Zones, MeadWestvaco, Solo Cup, Natureworks, CleanRiver, Asean|StalkMarket, Tomra. NA  and HMS Host, the first action points are fact-finding in nature with establishing packaging and waste baselines a top priority.  In addition to the national team members, the City of Atlanta, Sustainability Division, Department of Aviation and WastePro serve on the Atlanta Airport pilot ACTION Team.

Thanks to Michael Cheyne's, Atlanta Airport Director, Asset Management and Sustainability, strong enthusiasm back-of-the-house organics collection is set for a several month pilot beginning in November.

Stay tuned for updates from the food court zero waste journey and announcements of additional pilots.  These are phenomenal times!

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