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.