Waste management has become one of the most pressing environmental issues. Reducing, reusing and recycling can help reduce the environmental impact by cutting down on the quantity of primary raw material used. Managing waste in a sustainable manner means a diversion away from landfill and incineration to more environmentally preferable options. Waste produced on Changi Airport grounds is generated mainly from terminal and flight operations, handling, maintenance, as well as construction and provision of infrastructure.
Changi Airport’s Initiatives
Changi Airport focuses on reducing the amount of waste and increasing the percentage of waste recycled through the following means:
- Changi Airport Group has introduced creatively designed recycling bins depicting an enlarged bottle, a can and a newspaper at various locations at Changi Airport’s Terminals 1,2 and 3. The purpose is to encourage airport users to recycle waste through these recycling bins and promote and create greater awareness of Changi Airport’s recycling efforts.
- Recycled materials are used to rehabilitate our taxiway pavements and recycled concrete is used to construct roadways, pavements, drains and kerbs. Instead of bricks and mortar, drywall partitions are used for office refurbishments to cut down on waste generation. This leads to cost savings through lower waste disposal and raw material costs.