As part of AAA’s sustainability goal: AAA, Total Services, and Ecotech collaborate on efforts to achieve sustainable Waste Management for AUA Airport

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Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA), the company that manages and operates Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport), has recently joined forces with its waste management suppliers Total Services and Ecotech to start several projects that would contribute to the sustainable management of airport waste.

“As a result of the increasing passenger number, AUA Airport is experiencing higher volumes of waste, but we have not been able to address this issue sustainably, due to the complexities of our operations,” said AAA’s Director Health, Safety and Sustainability, Mrs. Angeline Flemming. “This year, AAA chose the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as one of our main strategic pillars, and we must now walk the talk and start taking action. But to make significant change happen, we need to partner up with our waste management suppliers,” said Flemming.

In September, AAA, Ecotech, and Total Services, with the help of all the airport concessionaires, will start a pilot project for the separation of cartons. Carton can be broken down and recycled, thus conserving energy and natural resources while protecting the environment. Carton can be separated relatively quickly and taking cartons out of the waste compactors will also help reduce the amount of waste that cannot be recycled. This is the first and essential step to a further separation and waste reduction at AUA Airport, and AAA hopes other companies and entities will follow.