Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon is making an effort to reduce single-use plastics via its Green Plate Program, which gives travelers and employees the option of receiving their meals on reusable plates and utensils.
The program, which was first piloted in early 2017, is set to launch this month and will go hand-in-hand with the airport’s other waste reduction programs such as the PDX Food Donation Program.
San Francisco International Airport also is cracking down on single-use plastics, recently announcing a ban on the sale of single-use plastic water bottles.
Oregon Public Broadcasting has more details:
Portland International Airport is implementing a new green policy later this month that officials say will help reduce single-use plastic products. It’s an extension of a pilot program that Port of Portland officials say was successful.
The Green Plate Program gives travelers and employees the option of having their food “for here” and receiving their meals on reusable plates and utensils. The program was first piloted in early 2017 and was successful in the pre-security food cart areas.
“We think this is a really good example on how we’re focused on reducing single-use plastics,” said Port of Portland’s media relations manager Kama Simmonds.