Aéroports de Montréal to phase out single-use plastic

ADM’s new policy will phase out single-use plastics, like utensils, food containers, cups and bags, at concessions and VIP lounges at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

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Aéroports de Montreal's new policy on phasing out single-use plastics

Aéroports de Montréal has announced a new policy to phase out certain single-use plastics, such as utensils, food containers, cups and bags. These plastics will no longer be available in concession areas and VIP lounges at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

The policy, which applies to food and beverages packaged in concessions-owned kitchens, went into effect on 01 March and is part of ADM’s sustainability goals to achieve a 70% recovery rate by 2025 and zero waste by 2030.

“ADM is more committed than ever to operating its business and facilities in a sustainable manner,” said Philippe Stas, Vice President, Services and Business Operations, ADM Aéroports de Montréal. “The implementation of this new policy will reduce the amount of residual material sent to landfills, reduce contamination of recovery channels and improve the recovery rate of waste at YUL. This is obviously a transition that requires adaptation, but the mobilisation of our airport community around this issue is clear and we thank all our partners who have complied with this new policy or are in the process of implementing solutions to do so.”

The policy also dovetails with the City of Montréal’s 28 March ban on certain single-use plastic items in restaurants and food stores in the metropolitan area.

Waste management is a priority area for ADM. The airport authority has been actively working with its concession partners and VIP lounge operators for several months to make this transition as efficient and quick as possible.

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