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Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport recycles approx. 9,000 single-use plastic bottles in 10 months

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

India, Mumbai: The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai has long been a leader in promoting sustainability and green initiatives. This Recycling Day, CSMIA is proud to announce a great accomplishment: the airport’s Reverse Wending Machines (RVMs) will have recycled an astounding 8,890 old bottles by the end of October 2023. Furthermore, CSMIA plans to install three additional RVMs in November 2023, expanding on this endeavor. This achievement demonstrates the airport’s dedication to achieving zero waste to landfill by decreasing and recycling single-use plastic waste.

CSMIA strives for sustainability in all parts of its operations, and these efforts will immediately result in a reduction in the indirect carbon emissions related with PET bottle manufacture. The main goal of this project is to aggressively encourage and promote passengers and the entire airport community to recycle plastic bottles used in the airport’s surroundings. The campaign emphasizes the importance of educating people about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling plastic trash. Furthermore, the promotion of this activity at CSMIA is critical in inspiring individuals to recognize the need of actively participating in plastic trash recycling on a personal level.

The CSMIA engages the airport community through numerous programs and award systems that encourage the use of RVMs. Participants in a recent campaign received items such as T-shirts and hats. RVMs are also purposefully meant to be self-explanatory, making them accessible to anybody and everyone. The machines, which accept only empty plastic bottles and have a 16-inch touch screen for user instruction, are patented and spill-proof. Furthermore, a separate organization has been designated to collect water bottles from RVMs. The agency also works with the airport community to promote proper plastic bottle disposal in RVMs.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

As a partner in the national push to construct eco-friendly infrastructure for India’s transportation needs, CSMIA’s unwavering dedication to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and sustainability has strengthened its position in the sector. With the objective of reaching ‘Operational Net Zero Carbon Emission’ by 2029, CSMIA is also devoted to providing travelers with amazing vacations.