Melbourne Airport commits to changing into single-use plastic free
Melbourne Airport has introduced its dedication to making sure all entrance of home hospitality venues and lounges are single-use plastic free by the tip of 2021.
The airport will finish the distribution of conventional plastic objects resembling single-use straws, cutlery, plates, drink stirrers and expanded polystyrene foods and drinks containers.
Majority of the airport’s entrance of home venues are already lowering plastics by switching to sustainable and recyclable choices like bamboo. The brand new dedication will see remaining venues and lounges undertake a plastic free stance by the tip of the yr, forward of the Victorian Authorities’s 2023 deadline.
Hospitality firm Delaware North, which operates a variety of meals and beverage providers at Melbourne Airport, has estimated that since launching its ‘Final Straw’ marketing campaign a number of years in the past, the corporate has prevented the usage of greater than 500,000 plastic straws by passengers on the airport. The corporate is within the strategy of eliminating all single-use plastic from its venues inside Melbourne Airport and can full the method by the tip of 2021.
Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Lorie Argus mentioned the ambition to cut back single-use plastics by the tip of the yr highlights the airport’s dedication to environmentally pleasant practices.
“Whereas the Victorian authorities has mandated a ban on all single-use plastics by February 2023, Melbourne Airport will cease the acquisition and distribution of single-use plastics throughout our entrance of home venues and lounges on the finish of the yr as a part of our steady enchancment program round waste administration,” mentioned Argus.
“We all know air pollution and waste administration is a serious concern for travellers, so we’re proud to announce this important step as a part of our traveller expertise work stream. We’re wanting ahead to working with our tenants to seek out sustainable, recyclable options to single use plastic.”