MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 19, 2014) - Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is pleased to announce that its project Implantation de la collecte des matières organiques à l'aéroport Montréal-Trudeau et don de nourriture (establishment of organic waste collection at Montréal-Trudeau airport and donation of food) has been nominated, with two other projects, for an award in the "Enterprises and Institutions" category at the 2014 Gala de reconnaissance en environnement et développement durable de Montréal (awards recognizing environmental and sustainable development initiatives in Montréal). The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 29.
Since last fall, restaurants operating at Montréal-Trudeau terminal are now equipped with the facilities they need to recover their organic waste "Following a pilot project that took place during the winter of 2013 in partnership with three restaurants, ADM has invested to equip restaurant operators with waste-recovery bins and has installed a compactor at Montréal-Trudeau to facilitate the collection of organic matter," said Christiane Beaulieu, ADM's Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications.
Employees of airport maintenance companies and restaurants were given training designed to explain the key aspects of the recovery program introduced at Montréal-Trudeau and to increase the rate of recovery of recyclable and compostable materials.
"ADM is committed to protecting the environment, promoting sustainable development and reducing the environmental impact of its operations. This initiative is part of our environmental policy and will help to increase the waste-recovery rate," Ms. Beaulieu added, noting: "About 50% of the waste generated at the Montréal-Trudeau airport terminal is organic matter."
In addition to participating in the composting program, the terminal's HMSHost restaurants have organized a food donation program for the benefit of Moisson Montréal. Nearly six tonnes of food has been donated to the food bank since the program's introduction.
About Aéroports de Montréal
ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports under a lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs 625 people at both airports and at head office. ADM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2000. The Montréal-Trudeau terminal has also obtained BOMA BESt certification and an ICI ON RECYCLE certificate of performance.
For further information on Aéroports de Montréal and its operations, please visit our website at www.admtl.com.