JetBlue Airways and MarketPlace Development, the developer of the Food & Shops program at LaGuardia Airport, announced Friday a joint force effort with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to present a commitment to sustainable practices in the aviation industry.
According to the announcement, the new sustainable practices have turned 58 tons of food waste into nutrient rich soil with a program that provides the scraps to the McEnroe Organic Farm in Millertown, N.Y.
Developed and managed by MarketPlace, the Food & Shops program has recycled waste from 60 restaurants and shops. Last year, more than 264 tons of waste was recycled.
"We're pleased to partner with The Port Authority of NY & NJ and JetBlue on these sustainability efforts," said Lillian Tan, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Development. "By joining together with like-minded aviation leaders, we can meet our goal of bringing awareness of composting and green initiatives to our passengers."
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