Monday, October 08, 2018

DIAL plans to make Delhi airport plastic free by 2019-end

New Delhi: Straws, containers and other disposable plastic items might be a thing of the past at Delhi airport as the operator plans to make the country's busiest aerodrome plastic free by the end of 2019.
The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), which runs the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, said it has taken a number of steps to eliminate possible use of single-use plastic.

"It includes mainly creating awareness, enhancing waste management systems and promoting the use of eco-friendly sustainable alternatives... progressively. By end of 2019, Delhi airport will become a plastic free airport," it said in a statement Tuesday.

The operator also said it is working collectively with stakeholders to ban all single use plastic at the airport.

Single use plastic, also called disposable plastics, include grocery bags, food packaging, bottles, straws, containers, cups and cutlery, the statement said.
08/10/18 PTI/Times of India

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