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... 12 The descriptions of the overarching drivers for airport recycling and other waste practices in this chapter illustrate why airports address waste generation and specific waste streams. The challenges airports face as they manage waste provide context for the strategies discussed in Chapter 4.
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... Drivers and Challenges 13 Existing Challenges to Recycling and Other Practices The survey asked airport representatives to identify program obstacles and challenges to implementing successful and comprehensive waste management programs. These are summarized in the following.
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... 14 Airport Waste Management and Recycling Practices The surveyed airports indicated that they do not have control over flight kitchens, airline offices, or other airline areas since these are typically leased. The airlines typically contract independently for support services such as office janitorial services and cabin cleaning activities.
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... Drivers and Challenges 15 capture is the counterpart to contamination -- it can come from several sources, occur at several points in the process, and reduce the value of the facility's recyclables. Resource Challenges Availability of local recycling (eight airports)
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... 16 Airport Waste Management and Recycling Practices for recycling (see Figure 6)
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... Drivers and Challenges 17 Desired improvements to waste-hauling contracts included increased data availability and expansion of recycling and composting services. The airports identified information gaps regarding airport waste management with these common themes: • Airline recycling practice information • Metrics, market, and material information from waste haulers • Data from tenants, specifically concessionaires • Labor and management requirements of various waste management strategies • Collaboration with the TSA, specifically on liquid restrictions • Cost estimates for spectrum of strategies There is a growing awareness that airports are sometimes calculating their metrics differently, especially numerical values for waste reduction and total diversion.

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