Newcastle Airports installs recycling bins

Newcastle Airports installs recycling binsNewcastle Airport has introduced new recycling bins allowing passengers to dispose of paper and plastics in an environmentally-friendly way.

In total 40 of the specially designed bins were installed across the airport terminal this week as part of a countrywide recycling boost.

The scheme is part of The Recycle Zone project, which is being operated in conjunction with Coca-Cola Enterprises, WRAP and Recoup.

More than 50 recycle zones are currently in place in the UK and a further 30 should be in action by the end of 2010.

Helen Hughes, environmental advisor at Newcastle Airport, said: "Through the work with Coca-Cola and Recoup, we hope to see many new innovation initiatives to follow in the future which will benefit the environment."

A spokesperson for WRAP/Zero Waste Scotland said that the travel hub should be "congratulated" for its efforts.

Passengers travelling from Newcastle Airport this summer are also being reminded of the restrictions placed on liquids in hand luggage, to ensure they do not face any delays at security.

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