Attention! Dubai Airports will ban single use plastics by 2020
Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) announced that they will be banning all single-use plastic from their business starting January, 2020. DXB will be collaborating with 106 of these businesses to show how eliminating harmful materials will make a major difference in our environment.
The decision was made in celebration of World Environment day last week (June 5), along with other environmentally-friendly activities and initiatives they have launched.
As the use of straws is making the most damage, DXB and DWC are planning to reduce the use of straws, replacing them with more eco-friendly alternatives. Also, they plan to offer less paper receipts to customers, and plant trees for each sale transaction. Impressive.
Wait till you see this. This new initiative showed that in one day this pledge can prevent the use of over 150,000 straws, which is equal to 30,000 metres of plastic. Omg!
Today on #WorldEnvironmentDay, the food & retail outlets in DXB & DWC have joined forces on a range of eco-friendly projects. One of the initiatives will help save around 150,000 plastic straws in just one day. If stacked together the straws would reach a height of 30,000m pic.twitter.com/cyzPvwZznl— Dubai International (@DXB) June 5, 2019
Speaking of straws, Costa has collaborated with DXB and created an art installation called 'The Last Straw'. This artwork made from 60,000 recycled plastic straws, was designed by award-winning sculpture artist Mariska Nell, who aims to remind travellers to take care of the planet. You can find 'The Last Straw' in the arrivals gate of Terminal 3.
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If you’re arriving at Terminal 3, check out this awesome sculpture made from 60,000 plastic straws. Ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June, Costa Coffee UAE is replacing all plastic straws with more eco-friendly alternatives and this piece turns Costa’s remaining plastic straws into an inspiring temporary addition to our airport’s artDXB collection @costacoffeeuae #costacoffeeuae #worldenvironmentday #costauae #sustainability #recycling #ecofriendly #artwork #dxb #mydxb #mydubai #uae #unitedarabemirates #dubaiairports #dubaiairport #dxbairport #destinationdxb #mustbedxb
A round of applause for Dubai, again!