JetBlue to make fertilizer at JFK Airport

JFK Airport. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images.
JFK Airport. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

JetBlue will compost food waste at its terminal at JFK airport, according to a report from the New York Daily News.

The airline will reportedly compost almost 300 pounds of food waste a day from some restaurants in its terminal. The compost will be turned into fertilizer and soil for local farms like McEnroe Organic Farm in upstate Millerton, New York.

The compost program is coming out of a partnership with Air Ventures, the franchise responsible for the terminal’s Jamba Juice and Dunkin’ Donits, and Royal Waste Services.

The program is reportedly intended to be expanded to other vendors in Terminal 5 as well as the other airports in which it operates.


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