Dubai Airports pledged to ban plastics from consumer spaces at the world's busiest international airport effective January 1, 2020.
“At an airport that hosts some 90 million people per year, we believe we can make a tangible difference by reducing and ultimately eliminating single use plastics in consumer spaces. “Today we are making a commitment to work with all of our concession and hospitality partners to achieve that goal effective January 1, 2020.” - Eugene Barry, Executive Vice President, Commercial at Dubai Airports.
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.