Wow! That’s great news for all of us, GMR-led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has announced that Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will become free of single-use plastic usage by the end of this year. Single-use plastic includes mineral water bottles, packaged food items, juice and cold drink bottles, and more.
CII has also approved the airport to implement this measure
The Confederation of Indian Industry-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CII-ITC CESD) which supports the business to achieve sustainability has also certified DIAL to implement the single-use plastic-free airport measures.
What is their objective?
“Our objective to make Delhi Airport free from single-use plastic is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision to abolish all single-use plastic from India by 2022. DIAL is committed to preserve the environment and do its bit,” said DIAL Chief Executive Officer Videh Kumar Jaipuriar.
Do you know Delhi Airport was the first Indian airport to make ‘single-use plastic-free commitment in the year 2019? It has significantly reduced the usage of plastic by using eco-friendly sustainable alternatives.
What plastic items are exempt from the list of banned items?
The plastic items which have been exempted from the list of banned items include security tamper-evident bags, sealed PET bottles, and pre-packaged materials from manufacturers meant for sale and compostable plastic bags.
Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the busiest airports in India and it has already implemented some of the eco-friendly initiatives earlier also with the adoption of solar power installation inside the airport to control the quantity of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.