Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have pioneered the introduction of a sustainable approach to waste management in Russia. Thanks to the joint initiative, the airport will sort and process for further recycling approximately 45 tons of cardboard, plastic, and polythene monthly.
These innovations concern in-flight meals packaging (snack boxes). The airport sorts and prepares for recycling this type of waste generated on S7 Airlines flights to Domodedovo. This sustainable approach to waste management enables us to make approximately twenty thousand snack boxes (or 1.5 tons of waste) per day reusable.
Domodedovo airport has procured 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, are tossed into 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. “In the immediate future, the airport will sort the cabin waste, generated on all flights to Domodedovo”, added Mr. Borisov.
“S7 Airlines strives to reduce the negative environmental impact. To expand our fleet, we focus on the latest innovations from the leading manufacturers, taking into consideration both efficiency and sustainability. In 2020, we plan to focus on the sustainability of cabin services. The partial recycling initiative is the first, but very important step in this direction”, said Passenger Experience Department Director at S7 Group Svetlana Kulyukina.