Below, the expected results are compared with the results finally achieved in 2019:

Expected results

  • 1.  Reduce 5% of waste through minimization measures.

  • 2.  Recover 80% of the waste generated in the flight cabinets. With this we will be able to recycle some 4,500 tonnes of waste generated on Iberia flights per year.

  • 3.  Reduce landfill, through separation and recycling (including energy recovery).

  • 4.  Provide evidence of how to safely treat and dispose of Cat. 1 waste, with an alternative recovery process.

  • 5.  Replicate the model in the UK.

  • 6.  Reduce GHG emissions, estimated at 4,340 t CO2 eq. by year

  • 7.  Reach 10 million passengers per year and a total of 1,000 stakeholders through dissemination activities at the international level

Results achieved (2019)

  • 1.  12% reduction in waste per passenger thanks to the measures implemented.

  • 2.  Recovering 42% of the waste generated on flights. 1,236 tons have been recycled in 2019.

  • 3.  Waste taken to landfill has been reduced by 2,049 tons.

  • 4.  We had meetings with competent authorities at national and European level to propose an alternative treatment for Cat.1 waste. However, it has not been possible to carry out the pilot test to demonstrate the safety of this residue due to lack of permits.

  • 5.  The model has been presented to different Airlines and even some compartmentalized waste trolleys have been loaned for test flights, but the entire model has not been replicated.

  • 6.  Reduction of GHG emissions by 2,564 t of CO2 equivalent in 2019.

  • 7.  5,628,349 passengers and more than 1,200 stakeholders reached through dissemination activities.