|Concord Mills Team:
HMSHost & SPG Managers
In June, 2011 the SFCI debuted with the Atlanta Airport, the world's largest airport, stepping forward as the airport pilot. The ZWA Blog post, Atlanta Airport - First SFCI Pilot Project!, announces the pilot and sets the initiative into action mode. In April, 2012, the Georgia Dome was named the SFCI event venue pilot in the ZWA Blog post, Georgia Dome - SFCI Event Venue Pilot!.
A strong foundation is built at Concord Mills, beginning with the Elemental Impact Team visit last October chronicled in the ZWA Blog post, Fertile Charlotte Grounds. In January an action plan was set in motion with the "Charlotte Road Trip" by Matt Hupp, then SPG Director, Waste & Recycling, Louis Herrera of Hilex Poly and Ei founder | SFCI director Holly Elmore. The ZWA Blog post, 2011 Planning = 2012 ACTION, gives details of the productive, fun Charlotte trip.
Ei Partner HMSHost is the Concord Mills food court concessionaire and integral to the stellar mall team. HMSHost general manager Brian Shetron is amazing with his flexibility and commitment to create mall food court zero waste practices that make solid business sense.
|HMSHost places food waste
in bins for composting collection
During a late August Ei visit, the team will convene to address successes and challenges in food waste collection to date. Discussion items include: bin size (64 gal vs 32 gal), collection frequency and use of compostable liners for the bins.
Future blog posts will document how the SFCI pilot serves as a launch pad for mall-wide initiatives and announce the formal SFCI Concord Mills Team in the formation process.
KUDOS to Ray and Brian for their excellent teamwork with the action accomplished to date. Stay tuned as the effective fun is escalating!!!!