Hamad International Airport sets standard for green airports as it achieves another milestone in environmental sustainability.
27 April 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
Hamad International Airport's (HIA) is recycling organic compost from green waste generated during landscaping activities to meet airport's commitment to environmental preservation and its objective of achieving zero landfill.
This initiative is in line with HIA’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Municipality, to modernize and enhance the airport’s waste management process and takes it a step closer to achieving Qatar’s National Vision 2030.
Organic compost is being used at the airport as fertiliser for landscaping, reducing the use of synthetic chemical fertilisers and its risks. This initiative intends to generate about 3,979 tons of organic compost on an annual basis, which will then be used for the airport’s landscaping activities and will also be provided to third parties for utilisation.
Working alongside the Municipality, HIA aims to achieve sustainable development of its waste treatment and recycling, which includes waste sorting from the source point, to ultimately eliminating any of its waste ending up in landfill in the near future.
The MoU also focuses on developing an integrated system for waste separation by safely transporting, recycling and disposing waste, whilst promoting environmental awareness and a culture of sustainability at Qatar’s award-winning airport.