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DIAL plans to make Delhi airport plastic free by 2019-end

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Straws, and other disposable items might be a thing of the past at as the operator plans to make the country's busiest aerodrome free by the end of 2019.

The (DIAL), which runs the here, said it has taken a number of steps to eliminate possible use of single-use

"It includes mainly creating awareness, enhancing systems and promoting the use of eco-friendly sustainable alternatives... progressively. By end of 2019, will become a plastic free airport," it said in a statement Tuesday.

The operator also said it is working collectively with stakeholders to ban all single use plastic at the airport.

Single use plastic, also called disposable plastics, include grocery bags, food packaging, bottles, straws, containers, cups and cutlery, the statement said.

DIAL noted that it is looking to ensure use of smart and bio-friendly packaging for and beverages as well as paper or environmentally friendly bags for

Among other efforts, the operator will look to minimise generation of wastes by way of recycling opportunities and enhance segregation and collection of waste at sources.

At the airport, waste generated is segregated at source as biodegradable and recyclable waste.

said many initiatives have been taken towards protection and sustainable development. "Our objective is to make free from single-use plastic in line with the Prime Minister's vision," he added.

The aerodrome handled 63.5 million passengers in 2017-18.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 20:10 IST