In order for SFCI pilot success, concessionaires must be required to use sustainable packaging and source-separate compostable and recyclable materials for processing versus landfill destination. Changes in contracts with concessionaires and a team spirit with the airport waste hauler along with the contracted custodial companies are a necessity for success.
“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.”
As the world's busiest airport, the new concessionaires will run the entire gamut from local concepts to the nation's largest chains and quick service restaurants. This provision serves as a catalyst to evolve restaurant consumer packaging at every level.
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A subcommittee is developing an educational packet for airport concessionaires on the WHAT, WHY & HOW of compostable packaging. The packet will be available in hard copy with an on-line version on the Elemental Impact and Institute for Local Self-Reliance sites.
The bold Atlanta Airport statement is in perfect alignment with the City of Atlanta's sustainability commitment and support of the Zero Waste Zones program. "The city’s support of Zero Waste Zones illustrates our commitment to moving Atlanta toward becoming a top 10 city for sustainability. " says Mayor Kasim Reed.
The City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Airport are embarked on a phenomenal journey working in partnership with the SFCI Team to evolve the operating standards of concessionaire operations at airports, malls, event venues and other facilities with food courts. Stay tuned for tales from the journey!