MetLife Stadium and its foodservice partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice have earned the title of first Certified Green Restaurant stadium from the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), exceeding its certification standards.
With more than 200 on-site restaurants servicing up to 100,000 people in a day, MetLife becomes the largest food service operation ever to receive this certification, according to Delaware North.
GRA worked with Sportservice to achieve 61 different environmental measures at the facility.
The most notable 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, half gallon faucet aerators and low water landscaping;
• Eliminating all polystyrene foam containers.
"This achievement sets the environmental bar for stadiums and sporting events the world over," says GRA Founder/CEO Michael Oshman.
"We are so proud to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association," adds Sportservice General Manager William Lohr. "MetLife has been a great partner working toward the green certification. Earning this certification coupled with becoming ISO 14001 certified means that we can proudly say we are serving up the Greenest Super Bowl ever."