AVI Foodsystems and Franklin County Courthouse: Partners in Sustainability
Bringing sustainability to the forefront is an important initiative for Franklin County Commissioners. As their hospitality provider, AVI is proud to partner with them in their Zero Waste Initiative.
In 2013, Franklin County renewed AVI as their foodservice provider for the Ben Franklin café, located in the Government Tower in Columbus, Ohio. The two organizations reevaluated ways to continue to expand their green initiatives.
New initiatives include the elimination of Styrofoam, converting to the use of compostable containers and recycling of food scraps.
In a news release from Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner John O’Grady commented, “ ... as a former restaurant owner, to be one of the first food service operations, let alone the first local government, in central Ohio to implement a plan to accomplish zero waste in our cafeteria makes me especially proud. Thanks to our partners at AVI and Eartha for working with us to make this a reality.”
The Zero Waste Station features three categories; recycling, compost and trash. Recycled items are separated; composted materials including packaging are put in containers to be hauled by Eartha Limited. The intent is less than 10% of any items disposed will be sent to a landfill.
AVI and Franklin County continue to develop new ideas to focus on ways to love the Earth!