Dubai Airports to ban single-use plastics in 2020

Baku, June 11, AZERTAC 

Dubai Airports will ban single-use plastics at the world’s busiest international airport beginning next year.

The company, which manages Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport, on Monday pledged to ban items such as plastic knives and forks, straws and shopping bags, from consumer spaces from January 1, 2020.

Dubai Airports recycles over 43,000 tonnes of paper, glass, and other waste, each year, in a bid to limit its impact on the environment. Over the past six months, the company collected and disposed of 16 tonnes of single-use plastic bottles and bottle caps.

"At an airport that hosts some 90 million people per year, we believe we can make a tangible difference by eliminating single-use plastics in consumer spaces," said Eugene Barry, executive vice president of Commercial at Dubai Airports.

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