Oregon’s amenity-rich Portland International Airport, which last month opened a ‘micro-cinema’ showing short films made by Portland and Oregon-based filmmakers, has a new, green amenity: real dishes and silverware for diners at the food carts (another cool amenity) in the pre-security area of the Oregon Market shopping and dining area.
The switch from disposable dishes is already underway.
My tasty PDX food cart meal last month was on a ‘real’ plate with silverware and getting a to-go container for leftovers was not a problem.
The pilot project is scheduled to run through June and has among its goal reducing airport waste from single-use containers.
After June, the airport will evaluate results of the test and perhaps make real dishware permanent.
A good idea I’m going to start looking for at other airports too.