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US Supply House is an Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) that is dedicated to fight plastic waste by providing compostable alternatives. US Supply House’s compostable products manufacturing initiative with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport resulted in the diversion of 306,000 plastic cups, 300,000 plastic straws, 95,250 plastic clamshells, 250,000 pieces of plastic cutlery, and 200,000 plastic bags in two months. These products were managed on-airport at Green Acres, Hartsfield-Jackson’s own recycling and composting facility.
With four automated fridges onsite at Chicago O'Hare, this 12 sq. foot restaurant offers an array of fresh meals and snacks that are prepared are restocked daily. Farmer's Fridge is a revolutionary concept for the aviation food-service world with a minimal environmental footprint.
The Food Donation Program, with nearly 90 participating airports around North America, reduces HMSHost's environmental footprint through the diversion of millions of pounds of food from entering landfills. Food that would typically be wasted is instead donated to local communities in need.
The Living Journey Program defined Hertz's corporate mindset and commitment to environmental sustainability. The program includes commitments to efficient car washes, improved LEED standards, utilizing solar units, implementing a green fleet and environmentally appropriate waste management.
The Premier Restaurant Group, a MAC One company, is the operator of 16 restaurants and bars at Chicago's Midway International Airport. The company embraces all that is sustainable. In fact, all of their concessions have been reviewed and rated under the Sustainable Airport Manual rating system and were one of the first to do so.
Sweet Beginnings, LLC along with the City's Department of Family Support Services and the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) made it possible for O'Hare International Airport to be the first major on-airport apiary in the U.S. The partnership with the NLEN provides valuable job experience to ex-offenders and other disadvantaged persons in the North Lawndale community- not only in beekeeping, but also in collecting and processing honey for the production of candles, soaps, and skincare products.
This airport project expands HMSHost’s food donations by getting the majority of airports onto their food donation program. A comprehensive food donation program embodies the triple bottom line. First, food waste is the largest non-recycled contributor to municipal waste streams. Food waste also accounts for large amounts of use of fresh water, fossil fuels and other resources so any reduction has a positive environmental impact. Second, there is a positive impact on the community.