Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have launched a joint approach to waste management in Russia.
Under the terms of the initiative, the airport will sort and process for further recycling approximately 45 tons of cardboard, plastic and polythene monthly.
These innovations concern inflight meals packaging (snack boxes). Domodedovo will sort and prepare for recycling any type of waste generated on inbound S7 Airlines flights. This sustainable approach means that approximately 20,000 snack boxes (or 1.5 tons of waste) per day will ultimately be reusable.
Domodedovo has installed new equipment to implement the initiative. The airport’s catering facility is fitted with a separator that can automatically sort waste by type. As a result, all types of cabin waste, including trays, plastic cutlery and packaging, ends up in the correct bins. This solution ensures the proper waste management process at every level (compressing, recycling and reusing).
“This joint initiative with S7 Airlines serves as a foundation for the large-scale implementation of sustainable practices, based on the rational use of natural resources,” said director of Moscow Domodedovo Airport Igor Borisov.