Hartsfield-Jackson restaurateurs raise concerns about compostable materials requirement

Hartsfield-Jackson International for the last six years has tried to roll out a sustainable food court initiative to compost waste from airport concessions.

But the world’s busiest airport has struggled to find a composting facility to handle the waste, and the airport’s “Green Acres” project to build a composting and recycling facility has gone through multiple procurement attempts and delays.

However, the world’s busiest airport is moving forward with its plan to require concessionaires to go Styrofoam-less and to use compostable materials starting Oct. 15.

Now, some of the airport’s restaurateurs are objecting to the requirement.

To read more about why airport restaurants say it’s a “waste of time,” why airport officials say they want to implement the requirement now and what it would mean for travelers, get the full story on myAJC.com.

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