As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has banned the use of single-use plastic at 129 airports across India.
In a statement, AAI said, “Various steps have been undertaken to eliminate single-use plastic items at passenger terminals and city side. These steps include banning of single-use plastic items like straws, plastic cutlery, plastic plates etc.”
However, 16 Indian airports have already been declared “Single-use plastic” free. These include Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Indore, Kolkata, Madurai, Pune, Raipur, Tirupati. This decision was made based on a third-party assessment carried out by the Quality Council of India (QCI).