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ACI Asia-Pacific Announces Green Airports Recognition 2023

  • 2023-05-18

 

Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific today announced the results of the Green Airports Recognition (GAR) Programme 2023, recognising 12 airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for demonstrating outstanding accomplishments in their sustainability projects.

 

During the past decades, our industry has grown exponentially and is expected to continue to do so in the years to come. As air transport continues to grow, a substantial volume of waste is expected to be generated at airports. One such concern is the increasing worldwide concern about the impact of single-use plastic pollution, especially within the aviation industry. Therefore, the theme for the Green Airports Recognition 2023 is Single- Use Plastic Elimination.


The outstanding airports are awarded into three categories: “Platinum”, “Gold” or “Silver” recognition according to various airport size categories and set criteria.

 

The recognised airports are: 

 

Over 35 million passengers per annum:

CategoryAirportProject
Platinum Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International AirportSingle Use Plastic Free Airport – Mumbai
GoldHong Kong International AirportAccelerating the reduction of single-use plastics at Hong Kong International Airport
Silver Indira Gandhi International AirportSingle Use Plastic Free Delhi Airport

 

Between 15-35 million passengers per annum:

CategoryAirportProject
Platinum Kempegowda International Airport Plastics Circularity at KIAB 
GoldRajiv Gandhi International AirportSingle-use Plastic free RGI Airport
Silver Jeju International AirportThe introduction of reusable cups to airport

 

Between 8-15 million passengers per annum:

CategoryAirportProject
Platinum Central Japan International AirportBottle to Bottle’ sustainable use of PET bottle
GoldAdelaide AirportSingle-use plastics free precinct
Silver Bahrain International Airport

Combating single use plastics at Bahrain International Airport (BIA)

 

Less than 8 million passengers per annum:

CategoryAirportProject
Platinum Mangaluru International Airport SUP Free Airport 
GoldChristchurch International AirportWaste Strategy to Circular Solutions
Silver Kaohsiung International AirportPlastic-Free Life at the Airport

The recognised Airports were honoured at the 18th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Kobe, Japan.

 

Mr. Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific said, “Congratulations to all the recognised airports for demonstrating their leadership and commitment in implementing innovative sustainability projects at airports. These are critical steps as part of our industry’s efforts towards protecting our environment as well decarbonisation. We are impressed with the innovative practices deployed by airport operators to mitigate the plastic contamination. We hope these unique concepts will inspire other airports to implement such practices as we all works towards the common vision of achieving net zero carbon emission by 2050.

 

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