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OBJECTIVES

This project pursues four main objectives:

  • Demonstrate that with good management practices cabin waste can successfully tackled. A great deal of cabin waste can be separated on-board, improving the amount of waste recycled and its purity, thereby obtaining a better valorisation.

  • Prove that Cat. 1 waste can be dealt with in a more environmentally friendly way. Currently, by Spanish law international catering waste has to be disposed to landfill or incinerated.

  • Contribute to the reduction of the high carbon footprint associated to the generation and inadequate management of cabin waste.

  • Set the basis for replication through standard protocols. A principal strength of the project resides in its comprehensive approach, the strong partnership and its replication potential as will be demonstrated at Heathrow airport.

OBJECTIVES & SCOPE

OBJECTIVE 1

OBJECTIVE 1

REDUCE THE GENERATION OF WASTE AND INCREASE THE PERCENTAGE OF RECYCLING

  • Reducing 5% of waste.

  • Recovering 80% of the total cabin waste, approx. 4,500 tonnes per year through the implementation of the main actions related to this objective.

  • Increasing waste purity and reducing cost of elimination.

OBJECTIVE 2

OBJECTIVE 2

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT MEASURES FOR CATEGORY 1 WASTE

  • Treat a small fraction of Cat.1 with different methods to prove it innocuous.

  • Scale the treatment of Cat.1 waste to industrial levels.

  • Develop an integrated best practice.

OBJECTIVE 3

OBJECTIVE 3

REDUCING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT

  • Reduction of GHG emissions, estimated at 4,340 t CO2 eq. per year.

OBJECTIVE 4

OBJECTIVE 4

REPLICATION OF THE PROJECT

  • Replication of the model at Heathrow airport, in London.

  • We expect to reach 10 million passengers per year and a total of 1,000 t stakeholders through dissemination activities at (inter)national level.