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Styrofoam is departing Hartsfield-Jackson


The world’s busiest airport plans to roll out a long-awaited step in its environmental efforts by requiring concessionaires to go Styrofoam-less and to use compostable materials starting in October.

The materials concessionaires use will have to be certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute or accepted by Cedar Grove Composting.

Some concessionaires have already stopped using Styrofoam, while others will need to convert their materials by the deadline.

Read more on MyAJC.com about the new rules for environmentally-friendly materials used by airport restaurants, and the challenges the airport faces in its efforts to go green.

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