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Green plates cut waste at PDX

PDX Green Plate Pilot results

Headed to the airport? Look for the green plates

Starting later this month, the airport is expanding their Green Plate Program, which encourages travelers and airport staff to use reusable plates and cutlery instead of throw-away to-go containers.

Making this switch makes a big difference. When PDX piloted the Green Plate Program in 2017, they cut packaging waste by 73%! The expanded program will offer a rainbow of real plates from pre-security restaurants and food carts. Read the full story.

Follow their lead

Find out how to replace throw-away dishware with the real stuff in your office or restaurant.