|The tour group|
|Kyle & Tim during tour|
|chandelier in concourse atrium|
The Atlanta Airport - the first SFCI Pilot - is committed to incorporating sustainable best practices into their operations and works closely with the SFCI on the landfill diversion component. The new airport concession contracts include a provision requiring all food vendors to use compostable consumer-facing packaging and serviceware and source-separate organics for composting or other permitted uses. For details on the contract provision, read the ZWA Blog post, Atlanta Airport Makes a Bold Sustainable Statement.
|Scott & Susan checking out|
the disposal containers
While in the transition period, the concourses will be hybrids of food vendors under the old and new contracts - hybrids of those required and those NOT required to use compostable foodservice packaging. The hybrid scenario envelopes short-term challenges and opportunities.
On the tour it was powerful tour to witness the Airport's sustainability commitment in action within their design. The Ei FB album, 04-12-12 SFCI Team Tour of ATL Airport, gives a pictorial overview of the tour.
The SFCI Team is excited to work in partnership with the Atlanta Airport on creating logistical paths for clean, contaminant-free material collection for front and back-of-the-house operations. Concourse F is a top priority for action once opening phases are complete. Stay tuned for tales from the journey.