Waste and water
With 200,000 passengers and 76,000 employees passing through the terminals every day, Heathrow manages a vast amount of waste; over 25,000 tonnes a year, which we believe to be around a quarter of the total waste generated by the airport's operations.
To manage this waste effectively, we are committed to reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible.
Maximise the reduction, re-use and recycling of our waste.
70% of waste recycled by 2020
The proportion of waste Heathrow recycles (including aircraft cabin waste) is increasing, from 46% in 2014 to 48% in 2015. We are working with the regulators and airlines to investigate opportunities to recycle some of our Aircraft Cabin Waste in a compliant manner.
Our pioneering waste analysis (http://youtu.be/fkRX7kc02pE)
Airports use significant volumes of water, and need to manage the release of waste water into sewage systems and local water courses to reduce the risk of environmental impact.
At Heathrow, we are committed to managing water sustainably by sourcing it responsibly, controlling use and efficiency, carefully managing the disposal of water, and monitoring our impacts on the surrounding environment.
Manage our water sustainably by sourcing responsibly, controlling efficiency, managing disposal, and monitoring our impacts
No airport water incidents affecting local rivers and lakes each year
There was 1 water quality non-compliance incident in 2015. This incident did not lead to any adverse impact on the environment.
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