advertisement

Pilot program seeks to recycle airport's food leftovers

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | 7:46 a.m. CDT; updated 12:51 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ST. LOUIS — A pilot program under way at Lambert Airport in St. Louis seeks to reduce waste from leftover food.

The airport and food and beverage concessionaire HMSHost are partnering on a three-month pilot program. They're using a grant from the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The program takes food from four restaurants at the airport. It will be processed as compost and sold as soil additives for farms and gardens.

Airport officials say the four restaurants make up about 30 percent of the airport's food and beverage operations.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements