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AAI imposes ban on single-use plastic items at 129 airports across country

AAI said that on the basis of a third-party assessment carried out by Quality Council of India (QCI), 16 of its airports have been declared as 'Single-Use Plastic Free'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The (AAI) on Monday imposed a ban on single-use plastic items at its 129 airports across the country.

Single-use plastic items are used only once and then thrown in the trash.

"Various steps have been undertaken to eliminate single-use plastic items at passenger terminals and city side. These steps include banning of single-use plastic items like straws, plastic cutlery, plastic plates etc," the said in a statement.

"The has decided to make its airports plastic-free by banning the use of single-use plastic items at its airports across the country," the statement read.

It said that on the basis of a third-party assessment carried out by Quality Council of India (QCI), 16 of its airports have been declared as "Single-Use Plastic Free".

The QCI will complete its assessment of total 34 airports -- which are managed by the -- by January 31.

First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 23:00 IST
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