Doha: Qatar Airways Group subsidiary, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) has met its one-year environmental sustainability target by recycling over one million kilogrammes of plastic trash and giving away over 100,000 items, including surplus food supplies, all over the world.
The annual waste volume of the Qatar Aircraft Catering Company has decreased by 1,688 tonnes. This is due to the fact that it has introduced waste recycling programmes for cardboard, chemical barrels, plastic water bottles, and old waste paper. These are sent to be reprocessed into commodities that are sold both locally and globally.
With the help of non-profit organisations, Qatar Charity and Hifz Al Naema (QACC), it has distributed more than three tonnes of donated goods, which includes linens such as cotton blankets, mattresses, feather duvets, and 3.14 tonnes worth of food condiments.
CO2 emissions have been reduced by 257 tonnes a year as a result of a reduction in catering equipment’s weight.
Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, Akbar Al Baker, said: “As a global airline connected to over 140 destinations around the world, we are committed to giving back to the communities who have continuously supported us, while also ensuring we take responsibility towards recycling used materials and reducing waste”.
“This latest achievement is a testament to our dedication as a responsible carrier, and we hope to raise awareness among the global aviation community of the importance of environmental sustainability.”
Sascha Wolfersdorf, acting senior vice president of QACC, said: “QACC serves more than 100,000 meals every day to passengers flying out of Doha, and we know that this has a significant impact on consumption levels. It is not enough to recycle one product. We are looking to make a meaningful sustainable impact. As a result, we made it our responsibility to seek out innovative ways to recycle goods and to reduce waste.”
“Through creative thinking and the usage of new technology, QACC has exceeded its annual recycling target and recycled more than one million kilograms of plastic waste in one year. We will not rest on our laurels. The catering subsidiary will continue its search for more environmentally sustainable solutions, for a greener future.”