AAI declares 30 more airports as 'Single-use plastic free AAI declares 30 more airports as 'Single-use plastic free now

85 airports single-use plastic free now

Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi has urged fellow citizens to avoid using plastic bags
Various steps have been undertaken by AAI to eliminate the single-use plastic items at passenger terminals and city side of AAI airports
"How do you explain plastic to a medieval forest bard?" ― Jefferson Smith, Strange Places
"Plastic is a gut wrenching story.Literally!" ― Anthony T. Hincks Li
AAI is also enhancing its waste management systems and is promoting theuse of eco-friendly sustainable alternatives
AAI airports have also started various awareness campaigns for sensitizing all stakeholders
Airports Authority of India has formulated an Environment Policy
AAI has been carrying out internal audits of its airports along with various stakeholders.
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
AAI declares 30 more airports as 'Single-use plastic free

Proactively acting on the PM's clarion call

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 31 :
The Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi has urged fellow citizens to avoid using plastic bags and rid themselves of the habit of using single-use plastic bags. 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 55 AAI Airports namely Agartala, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Belgaum, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gaya, Gorakhpur, Goa, Guwahati, Imphal, Indore, Jabalpur, Jamnagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kangra, Khajuraho, Kolkata, Leh, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Patna, Port Blair, Prayagraj, Pune, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar, Silchar, Surat, Tuticorin, Tiruchirappalli, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada & Visakhapatnamhad been declared 'Single-Use Plastic Free Airport Terminals' till 30th August, 2019

AAI declares 30 more airports as 'Single-use plastic free AAI declares 30 more airports as 'Single-use plastic free'

As part of initiatives

on environmrent protection

AAI declares 30 more airports as 'Single-use plastic free

As part of initiatives towards environment protection, a commitment was made by AAI for making remaining 30 operational AAI Airports as 'Single Use Plastic Free Airport Terminals'by October, 2019. Accordingly, on the basis of Third-Party Assessment carried out by the Quality Council of India, 30AAI Airports namely Agatti, Adampur, Agra, Bhatinda, Bhavnagar, Bikaner, Diu, Gwalior, Hubli, Jaisalmer, Jalgaon, Jharsuguda, Kadapah, Kandla, Kanpur, Kishangarh, Kolhapur, Kullu, Lilabari, Ludhiana, Mysore, Pakyong, Pant Nagar, Pathankot, Porbandar, Puducherry, Salem, Shillong, Shimla and Tezpurhave been declared 'Single-Use Plastic Free Airport Terminals' with effect from 28thOctober, 2019

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.

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.

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.