AIRPORT RETAIL DEVELOPMENT FIRM HELPS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

MarketPlace Development Leads Green Initiatives at PHL and LGA Airports

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NEW YORK / PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 23, 2012 — While Earth Day is celebrated annually every April, MarketPlace Development, a Massachusetts-based retail development firm that develops, leases and manages airport retail programs, thinks “green” all year long.

Developed and managed by MarketPlace Development, the Food & Shops retail programs at Philadelphia International Airport and LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal are making a difference through their recycling efforts.

Recycled waste from 200+ restaurants and shops has added up to significant and meaningful savings in landfills, and oil, water and tree conservation. On an annual basis, nearly 1,000 tons of waste from these programs is recycled. Repurposed cardboard, glass, aluminum, plastic and paper have saved thousands of cubic feet of landfill space and have helped to conserve 4.3 million gallons of water, 147,800 gallons of oil and more than 15,000 trees. In addition, used fryer oil has been collected and converted into nearly 15,000 gallons of biodiesel fuel.

MarketPlace Development has been recognized for its recycling efforts by airport authorities. At Philadelphia International Airport, Assistant Operations Manager Bill Gardiner recently received an Award of Appreciation for his ongoing environmental stewardship at the airport. Deputy Director, Calvin Davenger, of the Division of Aviation, presented the award to Gardiner at Philadelphia International Airport’s annual Earth Day celebration on April 20.

“Recycling and conservation efforts are an important part of our company and the retail programs we manage.” said Paul McGinn, president of MarketPlace Development. “We’re proud of our recycling efforts at PHL and LGA and we congratulate Bill Gardiner on his award.”

About MarketPlace Development

MarketPlace Development is a Massachusetts-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage award -winning airport retail programs. MarketPlace Development is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. With offices at LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building and Philadelphia International Airport, MarketPlace Development handles the development, management and leasing of all retail, food and beverage, and passenger service concessions for LaGuardia’s Central Terminal Building and the seven domestic and international terminals at Philadelphia International.

Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops
Website: www.philamarketplace.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/phlfoodandshops
Twitter: @phlfoodandshops

LaGuardia Airport Food & Shops
Website: www.shoplaguardia.com
Twitter: @ shoplaguardia

MEDIA CONTACTS:

For MarketPlace Development at LaGuardia Airport:
Danielle Terzian
Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications
845/358-3920 x14
dterzian@ciicnews.com

For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management at Philadelphia International Airport:

Emily Watts
Hornercom
267-932-8760 x308
emily@hornercom.com