Orlando International Airport achieves 1000-ton recycling
Orlando International Airport (MCO) recycled extensively in 2016.
[mks_pullquote align=”right” width=”200″ size=”18″ bg_color=”#4397e0″ txt_color=”#ffffff”]The volume of paper products recycled equated to 14,000 trees.[/mks_pullquote]
- 60 tons of metal
- 20 tons of tires
- 326 tons of wood pallets
- 664.5 tons of cardboard and shredded paper
Part of the airport’s recycling success may be attributed to the standardizing of recycling labels. MCO was one of the first airports to use standardized bin labels, which make recycling easier for passengers. As a result, waste diversion does increase.
A reporter from FlyMCO 105.1 HD2, the airport’s internal station, recently discussed MCO achievements in recycling with Rains Vickery, Sustainability Specialist for ecoPreserve. The occasion was the America Recycles Day, November 15th.
The brief, fact-filled interview can be played using the above control. Below, Rains and an unnamed recycling bin attend the ecoPreserve table at the MCO America Recycles Day event.