Dubai Airport Will Ban Single-Use Plastics in 2020
June 11, 2019
This. Is. Huge.
Dubai Airports recently announced that they will be banning single-use plastics consumer spaces starting January 1, 2020! According to the airports Executive Vice President, Eugene Barry, Dubai Airports has a footfall of almost 90 million travelers annually, so a pledge to ban the usage of single-use plastics will truly make a change.
Today on #WorldEnvironmentDay, the food & retail outlets in DXB & DWC have joined forces on a range of eco-friendly projects. One of the initiatives will help save around 150,000 plastic straws in just one day. If stacked together the straws would reach a height of 30,000m! 💚 pic.twitter.com/cyzPvwZznl
— Dubai International (@DXB) June 5, 2019
Dubai Airports will be working on a range of eco-friendly projects in the upcoming months and have already initiated some projects. In the last 6 months they have collected and disposed 16 tonnes of single-use plastic bottles and caps! And they currently recycling 43,000 tonnes of paper and glass waste per year!
On World Environment Day, Dubai Airports worked with more than 100 businesses inside DXB to prevent the distribution of almost 150,000 straws, the equivalent of 30,000 metres of plastic! Crazy, right.
This is such a great initiative and we truly hope more follow! What do you do to minimize your single-use plastic consumption in your day-to-day lives?
Here’s a list of single-use plastic items that you should try avoid.
Cups and lids
The consequences of our decisions matter.
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