Airports may be considered much in the same manner as small cities, with shops, car parks, restaurants and other facilities, which all produce waste. By way of example, a regional airport like Naples International Airport with 8.6 million annual passengers produces1200 tonnes of waste, which is almost equal to the amount of waste produced each year in the city of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast.
This is why we pay a great deal of attention to waste sorting which, in 2018, reached an impressive rate of more than 65%.
Some of the waste collected in the airport, particularly paper and plastics, is returned to the production cycle as secondary raw materials with a view to circular economy and environmental sustainability.
Moreover, the Airport is committed to several environmental awareness campaigns, especially in the fight against the spread of plastics in the sea.
We take part in MAREVIVO’s Emergensea campaign which is aimed at protecting our seas from the dreaded invasion of plastics.