In line with government-led efforts to tackle plastic waste pollution in the Kingdom, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA) recycled more than 1.2 tonnes of plastic in 2018.
BAC applies a waste management hierarchy built on the pillars of prevention, re-use, recycling, recovery, and disposal. Team members are encouraged to segregate their office wastes and dispose of them in marked bins located around the company’s headquarters.
BAC Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah said: “BAC endeavors to live up to its environmental obligations and sustainability practices starting with its internal operations across the organization.”
As a member of the High Energy Consumers Committee of Bahrain, which is comprised of key government and non-government institutions, BAC supports the Kingdom’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP). Set by the Sustainable Energy Unit Authority, the NEEAP leads the Kingdom’s transition to sustainable energy as outlined in its economic Vision 2030.
BAC is also a member of the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional Environment Committee and is engaged in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program by ACI to ensure that the airport’s Carbon footprint is closely monitored.
This year, BAC also established an Energy & Water Committee to analyze energy and water consumption across Bahrain International Airport operations and set new reduction targets for BIA, which is a major milestone in the airport’s journey towards minimizing its environmental impact.