Dubai Air­ports to ban plas­tics

The com­pany pledges to re­move plas­tics from pub­lic spa­ces from 2020

Aviation Business - - GROUND SERVICES -

Dubai Air­ports, the op­er­a­tor of air­ports in Dubai, which in­cludes Dubai In­ter­na­tional Air­port (DXB), has pledged that DXB will soon ban sin­gle-use plas­tics from all con­sumer spa­ces in the ter­mi­nals.

Ef­fec­tive from 1 Jan­uary 2020, the ini­tia­tive is seen as the next step in Dubai Air­port’s ef­forts to­wards sus­tain­abil­ity, which cur­rently con­sists of the re­cy­cling of 43,000 tonnes of paper, glass and other waste, an­nu­ally.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the air­port op­er­a­tor has re­port­edly col­lected 16 tonnes of sin­gle-use plas­tic bot­tles and bot­tle caps at DXB over the past six months alone.

“At an air­port that hosts some 90 mil­lion peo­ple per year, we be­lieve we can make a tan­gi­ble dif­fer­ence by elim­i­nat­ing sin­gleuse plas­tics in con­sumer spa­ces,” com­mented Eu­gene Barry, EVP, Com­mer­cial at Dubai Air­ports.

“To­day we are mak­ing a com­mit­ment to work with all of our con­ces­sion and hos­pi­tal­ity part­ners to achieve that goal.”

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