AAI 20 more airports 'Single-use plastic free'

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AAI 20 more airports 'Single-use plastic free'

A Janus shapedcompanion

"Looking at the two chairs together,
I see a fair representation of the partner
we've found in plastic: a Janus-faced
companion who can rightly inspire our deepest admiration and our strongest disgust."

-Susan Freinkel

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55 AAI airports in India single-use plastic free now

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When plastics overspread eyes

"When plastic comes of age it shall clog the arteries
of those who invented it." ― Anthony T.Hincks

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 03 : Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India in his Independence Day speech urged fellow citizens to avoid using plastic bags and rid themselves of the habit of using single-use plastic bags by 2nd October, 2019. Proactively acting on the PM's clarion call and as per the directions issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to beat plastic pollution, 35 AAI Airports namely Agartala, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Goa, Guwahati, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar, Tiruchirappalli, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam had been declared 'Single-Use Plastic Free Airport Terminals' in Phase I.

An initiative to protect environment

"How do you explain plastic to a medieval forest bard?" ― Jefferson Smith, Strange Places

As part of initiatives towards environment protection, a commitment was made by AAI for making 20 additional AAI Airports as 'Single Use Plastic Free Airport Terminals' within 100 days after formation of the new Government. Accordingly, on the basis of Third-Party Assessment carried out by the Quality Council of India, 20 more AAI Airports namely Allahabad, Aurangabad, Belgaum, Bhuj, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gaya, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kangra, Khajuraho, Leh, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Silchar, Surat and Tuticorin in Phase- II have been declared 'Single-Use Plastic Free Airport Terminals' on August 30 , 2019.

How is the ocean not enraged, swelling— how is it not furious with grief: we have drowned it in plastic, its waves are no longer its own. How does it survive this, blistered by our carelessness? We are drops of the ocean: why can't we see this? —when plastic outnumbers fish" ― Ashley Asti, The Moon and Her Sisters

Various steps have been undertaken by AAI to eliminate the single-use plastic items at passenger terminals and city side of AAI airports. These steps include banningof single-use plastic items like straws, plastic cutleries, plastic plates etc.

AAI is also enhancing its waste management systems and is promoting theuse of eco-friendly sustainable alternatives like use of biodegradable garbage bags in the garbage bins and installation of plastic bottlecrushing machine at airports. AAI airports have also started various awarenesscampaigns for sensitizing all stakeholders specially passengers towards the causeand to drive engagement and cooperation from all of them.

The Environment Policy

"The poetry of the earth is never dead." ― John Keat

For making environmental conservation an ingrained organisational mission, the Airports Authority of India has formulated anEnvironment Policy which envisages its commitment for reduction of Green House Gases(GHG) and sustainable development by implementing cost-effectivecarbon mitigation action to conserve environment and reduce adverse impact on society, community and ecosystem thus contributing to national sustainabledevelopment goals.

"For all the environmental troubles single-use shopping bags cause, the much greater impacts are in what they contain. reducing the human footprint means addressing fundamentally unsustainable habits of food consumption, such as expecting strawberries in the depths of winter or buying of seafood that are being fished to the brink of extinction." ― Susan Freinkel, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

For making environmental conservation an ingrained organisational mission, the Airports Authority of India has formulated anEnvironment Policy which envisages its commitment for reduction of Green House Gases(GHG) and sustainable development by implementing cost-effectivecarbon mitigation action to conserve environment and reduce adverse impact on society, community and ecosystem thus contributing to national sustainabledevelopment goals.Force, do you? Partially, but it also obeys your commands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. As you wish.

"People would rather believe than know." ― Edward O. Wilson

"No settled family or community has ever called its home place an "environment." None has ever called its feeling for its home place "biocentric" or "anthropocentric." None has ever thought of its connection to its home place as "ecological," deep or shallow. The concepts and insights of the ecologists are of great usefulness in our predicament, and we can hardly escape the need to speak of "ecology" and "ecosystems."

As a part of this policy, AAI is conscious and committed towards sensitizing all employees and stakeholders to fulfil environmental obligation byreducing carbon footprint.In ensuring the successful implementation of dissuading the usage of single-use plastic items, AAI has been carrying out internal audits of its airportsalong with various stakeholders.

Struggle to fit in the plastic world

"It will always be difficult for an old soul to satisfy the expectations of the new culture; because as an old soul you will always prefer to fall in love with everything that has a soul too, you will understand and feel the pain of others, you will be generous, giving nonstop no matter what, you won't ever follow the crowd but you'll choose to follow your own path instead, you will value a deep conversation and a loving halo, you always be thankful for the simplest pleasures in life. And I am a vintage soul ; that's trapped in a young body. An old soul that struggles to fit in this plastic world …" ― Samiha Totanji

"For all the environmental troubles single-use shopping bags cause, the much greater impacts are in what they contain. reducing the human footprint means addressing fundamentally unsustainable habits of food consumption, such as expecting strawberries in the depths of winter or buying of seafood that are being fished to the brink of extinction." ― Susan Freinkel, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

"It will always be difficult for an old soul to satisfy the expectations of the new culture; because as an old soul you will always prefer to fall in love with everything that has a soul too, you will understand and feel the pain of others, you will be generous, giving nonstop no matter what, you won't ever follow the crowd but you'll choose to follow your own path instead, you will value a deep conversation and a loving halo, you always be thankful for the simplest pleasures in life. And I am a vintage soul my love; that's trapped in a young body. An old soul that struggles to fit in this plastic world …" ― Samiha Totanji