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Dubai Airports pledge to rid single use of plastics

Posted 19 June 2019 · Add Comment

Dubai Airports has pledged to do its part to rid the planet of single use plastics by announcing its intention to ban them from consumer spaces at the world’s busiest international airport effective January 1, 2020.

 

Every year Dubai Airports recycles over 43,000 tonnes of paper, glass and other waste to limit its impact on the environment. Over the past six months alone, Dubai Airports collected and disposed of 16 tonnes of single use plastic bottles and bottle caps.

“At an airport that hosts some 90 million people per year, we believe we can make a tangible difference by eliminating single use plastics in consumer spaces,” said Eugene Barry, executive vice president, commercial at Dubai Airports. “Today we are making a commitment to work with all of our concession and hospitality partners to achieve that goal effective January 1, 2020.”

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