Dubai Airports Now Free Of Single-Use Plastics

Now, this is what we call  a killer start to the New Year! Dubai is known for all things glitzy and glamorous, but we’re also doing our bit for the welfare of the environment. Earlier, it was announced that all airports in Dubai will ban plastics starting 1 January 2020. The ban is now effective and is implemented in a phased approach. Isn’t this the best way to kick off 2020?

Meanwhile, in case you are in DXB for a transit, here’s are 10 things you must try at the Dubai airport.

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Earlier, in a tweet, Dubai airports announced the elimination of single-use plastics starting 1 January 2020. Now that the year has begun, airport authorities are working closely with 250 of its partners to ensure the change is a smooth sail.

The plastic ban is implemented in a phased approach starting off with cutlery, drinking straws, take-away food packaging and polythene bags from cafés, restaurants and shops at the airport.

Over the year, plastic usage inside the airport- at cafes, restaurants and in fact in the airport kitchen will be replaced with environmentally-friendly alternatives. Recycling facilities will also be added to ensure the transition is effective.

Eugene Barry, executive vice president of Commercial at Dubai Airports said: ““This pledge is another step on a long journey to becoming a more environmentally responsible airport. Along with our partners, we are committed to not only removing single-use plastics but in their place providing appropriate and importantly sustainable alternatives.

DXB announced a ban on paper receipts, plastic bags and utensils from 1 January 2020. The effort comes after about 16 tonnes of plastic bottles and caps were collected and disposed from DXB.

 

Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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