Hamad International Airport reaffirms its commitment towards environmental sustainability

  • Date: 04-Jun-2023
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector:Transport
  • Country:Qatar
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Hamad International Airport reaffirms its commitment towards environmental sustainability

Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) supports the UN’s World Environment Day theme for 2023 – to Beat Plastic Pollution which focuses on encouraging people and businesses around the world to review their plastic consumption and introduce a shift towards a circular economy.

Part of Hamad International Airport’s environment sustainability goals consists of waste management and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The airport is tackling its waste management processes, engaging with commercial stakeholders and government entities in order to adopt the best environmental standards that will have a positive impact on the environment.

Beating Plastic Pollution

Through an enhanced waste management system introduced by the airport, about 40% of the waste generated through the airport operations was reused or recycled in the fiscal year 2022 – 2023, including 736 tonnes of plastic waste, additionally the non-recyclable waste is used to produce electricity. The Oryx Airport Hotel, situated at departures has replaced plastic with more sustainable solutions with water containers created from 76% vegetable origin replacing plastic bottled water, introduced bamboo guestroom cards, utilizes recycled paper for all hotel collaterals and plastic hotel amenities substituted for more biodegradable materials.

Managing Airport Waste

To maintain the airport landscape features and requirements, organic fertilizer originating from recycled green waste