A further 20 Airports Authority of India-owned airports have been declared single-use plastic free, bringing the total to 55, the authority has announced.
The latest airports to make the commitment include Aurangabad, Jodhpur and Tuticorin.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken various steps to eliminate single-use plastic items at passenger terminals in its airports. These include banning items such as plastic straws, plastic cutlery and plastic plates.
AAI is also improving its waste management systems and is promoting the use of sustainable alternatives such as biodegradable waste bags, as well as installing plastic bottle crushing machines at its airports.
Participating airports have also undertaken awareness campaigns, to drive stakeholder engagement in environmental campaigns, with an emphasis on passengers.