Delhi's IGI Airport becomes first single-use plastic-free airport of India
With the use of eco-friendly sustainable alternatives, the airport has significantly reduced its plastic waste generation
New Delhi: GMR-led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) said on Monday that Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has become free of single-use plastic usage.
In September 2018, following the World Environment Day theme of 'Beat Plastic Pollution,' Delhi Airport was the first Indian airport to make 'single-use plastic-free' commitment in 2019.
With the use of eco-friendly sustainable alternatives, it has significantly reduced its plastic waste generation.
Some plastic items that are exempt from the list of banned items include security tamper-evident bags, sealed PET bottles, pre-packaged materials from manufacturers meant for sale and compostable plastic bags.
Delhi Airport is a leading Indian airport both in passenger and cargo capabilities with annual traffic of 68.5 million passengers per annum in 2019.
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