|Airport food prepared for|
The SFCI Team is working with the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability and the Department of Aviation to develop the current waste baselines so solid metrics may be used to document the pilot success. Industry experts from the leading packaging trade associations and companies are developing a sustainable foodservice packaging education packet to give to each airport concessionaire as the pilot expands to other concourses.
With perfect timing, the Atlanta Airport is in the midst of the concessionaire RFP for the entire airport. The City of Atlanta and Department of Aviation team, led by Michael Cheyne, made the bold, courageous and successful move to include the following provision in the RFP:
|BPI certifies compostable|
“Concessionaire shall use compostable serviceware along with consumer facing packaging and source separate all food service wastes for direct transport to off airport composting facilities.”
The compostable packaging provision in the Airport concessionaire RFP is the foundation for the Going Green Airport Award. See the ZWZ Blog post, Atlanta Airport Makes Bold Sustainable Statement, for details on the contract provision.With journey just beginning, stay tuned for tales as the foodservice industry evolves operating and packaging practices.