Waste Amnesty Event Receives Industry Award

John Wayne Airport’s “Waste Amnesty Event” received an Environmental Achievement Award honorable mention in the Environmental Improvement with Limited Resources category from the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA).

The 4-day Waste Amnesty Event was held for the Airport’s concessionaires and airline tenants to promote general housekeeping, safety, and reduction of potential pollutants. Approximately 16.5 tons of recyclable and non-recyclable materials was collected, including scrap metal, e-waste, batteries, furniture, wood, and plastic containers.

ACI-NA is a trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada. “Environmental sustainability is a top priority for North American airports,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. The annual Environmental Achievement Awards acknowledge the achievements and dedication of ACI-NA members by promoting awareness of the many innovative efforts taking place at airports.