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Life Zero Cabin Waste

Tackling international airline catering waste by demonstrating integral and safe recollection, separation & treatment

Iberia together with Ecoembes, Gourmet Gate (GG), Ferrovial, Biogas Fuel Cell (BFC) and ESCI-UPF are developing the Life + “Zero Cabin Waste” Project from September 2016 to December 2019.

The aim of this project is to improve the management of waste derived from the catering service of airplanes. Waste category 3 (generated on Community flights – within the European Union) and category 1 waste (generated on non-Community flights).

Throughout the project it is intended to study the different waste streams generated in the aircraft cabin, to propose minimization measures and to implement separation of residues (recoverable and non-recoverable fraction), as well as the collection and treatment of the different flows of waste.

Particularly concerning Category 1 waste (Cat.1), since the Spanish legislation only contemplates its destination to landfill or incineration, proposing a management that allows to apply alternative measures to the treatment of this waste.

In short, a procedure was developed that established the basis for sustainable waste management, with the least possible impact, analyzing the current management and the management proposal through life cycle analysis.

On this page you can find all the updated information throughout the 40 months of the project’s life and the results finally obtained.


Workshop with Iberia crew

16 de March, 2018|0 Comments

During March 8th to 9th, the Zero Cabin Waste team, together with Airbus and Iacobucci, developed a workshop where the new waste-trolley design that Airbus and Iacobucc have developed together was presented. This trolley [...]

Visit to the Ferrovial facilities with the students of the Master in Sustainable Waste Management of the UPM

16 de March, 2018|0 Comments

On March 8, the students of the Master in Sustainable Waste Management at the Polytechnic University of Madrid had the opportunity to visit the Ferrovial facilities in Fuenlabrada where the Gate Gourmet waste arrives, [...]

Third test of separation of waste on board

9 de March, 2018|0 Comments

Next week, the third on-board waste separation test begins with a new prototype of two-compartment trolley. Each flight will carry two trolleys of this type, one for the economy class and another for business. [...]