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Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Becomes the 1st Airport to achieve ZWL Accolade

Published on May 25, 2024
Current Context: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in India made history. The significant event occurred on May 22, 2024. It became the first airport to achieve the Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) accolade.
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Becomes the 1st Airport to achieve ZWL Accolade
  • The award was given by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII-ITC) Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development.
  • The airport achieved an impressive 99.50% diversion of waste from landfills, completely diverting 100% of its plastic waste and municipal solid waste.
  • This was made possible through the adoption of the 5R principles of sustainable waste management and a robust value chain system.
  • The airport also holds an ISO 14001:2015 certification, demonstrating its commitment to environmental performance and sustainability.

Question:

1. Who awarded the Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) accolade to Thiruvananthapuram International Airport?

  • A) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII-ITC) Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development
  • B) Indian Green Building Council
  • C) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India
  • D) United Nations Environment Programme
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