Adelaide Airport has been awarded platinum status for its environmental initiatives by Airport Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific.

The results from the Green Airports Recognition 2018 place Adelaide Airport at the top of its passenger category for its waste management program.

The award recognises airports that demonstrate their commitment in achieving outstanding accomplishments in environmental projects.

Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mark Young, said the airport had long been recognised as an environmental leader.

“We have the largest airport rooftop solar project in Australia, we’re involved in a stormwater harvesting scheme with SA Water, and we’ve reduced our energy usage by 10 per cent over the past year,” Mr Young said.

“On the theme of waste minimisation, we’ve recently introduced a back-of-house organics waste scheme with our terminal food and beverage tenants, and trialled the use of compostable coffee cups. Overall, we’ve achieved a 28 per cent diversion from landfill through our waste minimisation program.

“We aim to be a top tier airport in our region, and our environmental initiatives are a key part of that.”

Adelaide was named as a gold recipient in 2017 for its energy management program.

ACI Asia-Pacific said its objective was to minimise aviation’s impact on the environment and to recognise airport members who haven outstanding accomplishments in their environmental projects.  

The theme for recognition in 2018 was ‘waste minimisation’.

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