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GLRPPR Sector Resource: How to Start a Recycling Program at Your Airport

How to Start a Recycling Program at Your Airport

Airports provide many opportunities for recycling on the go. With increased terminal security, passengers spend more time in airports than ever before and with this extra time, they buy and consume more food and beverages. Passengers and airport personnel generate tons of materials and waste every day, much of which can be recycled. An airport that implements a recycling program helps make the recycling ethic second nature to people away from home and reduces its environmental footprint in the community it serves. This fact sheet is written for operations managers, recycling coordinators, and other key decision-makers involved in planning and managing airport operations.


U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste, Recycle on the Go Program

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Fact sheet/checklist

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