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Bristol Airport litter pickers in local community spring clean-up

Created: 24th Apr 2019

On Friday 12 April volunteers from the Bristol Airport team completed a litter pick of local roads and public areas neighbouring the Airport. Staff took a couple of hours out from their normal day jobs to clear litter from around the perimeter of the 196 hectare site.

 Bristol Airport litter pickers in local community spring clean-up 
Teams from Planning, Development, Terminal Operations, Marketing, Finance, Engineering, Maintenance, Ground Transportation, Motor Transport and others joined forces and collected over 30 bags of waste. Some of the more unusual items included old wellington boots, towels, and even tyres were found on the grass verges and in lay-bys! Further litter pick collections will be arranged throughout the year by the Bristol Airport team. 

Dave Lees, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, said:

“It was a great effort by everyone who joined in with the litter pick, the team spirit was fantastic. It was my first litter pick since joining Bristol Airport and it was incredible to see the amount of waste collected in such a short space of time. Knowing that we were helping to remove litter was a very worthwhile activity and an invaluable way of spending two hours in the local community.”

Bristol Airport is committed to waste management and in 2018 the airport remained a zero-landfill airport recycling and waste management improvements on site continue. This recently included installing an extra water refill station in the departure lounge, bringing the total of three water refill stations in the terminal. This is supported by all catering outlets in the terminal providing ‘fill up for free’ water top-ups for passengers using their own bottles.

Bristol Airport continues to reduce carbon emissions across the airport site in order to achieve its objective to be carbon neutral by 2030 by measuring its energy use across the site and seeking to limit emissions. A range of actions are taking place to reduce the carbon intensity of the airport infrastructure by measuring its success by reducing per passenger carbon emissions.

Further information on Bristol Airport’s sustainability principles can be found on the website.