India’s travel food and retail company, Travel Food Services (TFS) has announced elimination of plastic use in their area of operations across India. Following this, three major airports in the country – Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, and Chennai International Airport – associated with TFS are going plastic free.

In an effort to reduce environmental pollution, airport lounges, F&B and retail outlets in Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai will replace plastic products with oxy-biodegradable products like paper straws, wooden stirrers, bagasse paper plates and Oxo biodegradable spoons.

Gaurav Dewan, chief operating officer and business head of TFS said, “We at Travel Food Services are extremely proud to initiate getting 100 per cent plastic free. Our decision to eliminate plastic is our way of focusing on the betterment of the environment and we are looking at viable alternatives to provide the best sustainable solutions to our customers. Since Travel Food Services is constantly expanding, we have decided to include plastic free packaging in all our future outlets.”

Currently, TFS has more than 280 outlets across travel-hubs including airports, railway stations and highways spread across 19 cities in India.

Pranit Sarda