In a further step to do more for the environment, Dubai Airports has pledged to ban the use of single-use plastics from 1 January next year. The operator that runs Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), already recycles over 43,000 tonnes of waste each year, and in the first 6 months of 2019 alone, disposed of more than 16,000 tonnes of plastic bottles collected from both its airports.
The knock-on effect of this action will undoubtedly have a significant positive effect on the environment. Eugine Barry, Dubai Airports Executive Vice President, Commercial said "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.”
Over 100 businesses operate across DXB and DWC, ranging from food and beverage to retail. "Today we are making a commitment to work with all of our concession and hospitality partners to achieve that goal." Continued Eugene Barry.