Airport way ahead, began composting over a yr ago
Mumbai: Wonder what happens to that chicken makhni you left behind on your plate at the airport restaurant to rush for your flight, the fruit peels that were thrown into the bin as you waited for the departure call, the bottles chucked into the bin before the security check? They all go through segregation at the Mumbai airport. The BMC has set an October 2 deadline to segregate garbage and treat wet waste. But the Mumbai airport is already on the green route since over a year when it began segregating waste and composting wet waste. The airport has an Organic Waste Converter, a bio-mechanical composting system, to do the job.
“The Mumbai airport has 45 million passengers travelling from the airport annually and they generate a total of 9 tonnes of waste daily, of which around 1.4 tonnes comprises organic waste like vegetable and fruits peels and leftovers generated from over 50 restaurants, terminal building, concessioners and flight kitchens,” said a Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd spokesperson. “MIAL began composting wet waste in January 2016.”