The partners have earned the title of first Certified Green Restaurant stadium from the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). With more than 200 on-site restaurants servicing up to 100,000 people in a day, this is the largest food service operation ever to receive this certification.
The GRA worked with Delaware North Companies Sportservice to achieve 61 environmental measures at MetLife Stadium. Some of the green accomplishments include:
- All waste kitchen oil is being converted to biodiesel fuel
- Composting all kitchen scraps
- Donating all leftover food
- Recycling cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum, and paper
- Use of Energy Star equipment
- Installation of waterless urinals, touchless sensor faucets, 1/2 gallon faucet aerators, and low-water landscaping
- Eliminating all polystyrene foam containers
William Lohr, Sportservice general manager, says earning this certification coupled with becoming ISO 14001 certified means the foodservice company will serve up the “greenest Super Bowl ever.”
Last month the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL announced a partnership with Verizon and the Broadway Green Alliance to collect and recycle electronic waste in New York and New Jersey as part of a series of sustainability initiatives aimed at “greening” the Super Bowl and making a positive environmental impact in the two states.