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Airports Authority of India bans single-use plastic items

Airports Authority of India bans single-use plastic items

The Airports Authority of India (AAI), which operates over 90 airports, has declared 16 airports free from single-use plastic.

It has also issued direction to the airport directors to ban plastic and asked them to implement the order as early as possible.

The AAI has engaged Quality Council of India (QCI) to assess/check the implementation of the ban of single-use plastic items at 34 airports — handling one million passengers per annum — which will be completed by January 31.

On the basis of third-party assessment carried out by QCI; 16 airports — Indore, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Tirupati, Trichy, Vijayawada, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Vadodara, Madurai, Raipur, Vizag, Pune, Kolkata and Varanasi — have been declared as single-use plastic free.

What is Single Use Plastic?

Single-use plastics, often also referred to as disposable plastics, are commonly used in packaging and include items intended to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled.

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