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Plan to phase out the use of single-use plastics by Jan 2023
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Plan to phase out the use of single-use plastics by Jan 2023

The Calgary Airport Authority is proud to be developing a sustainability strategy to achieve zero waste by 2050. The journey begins with phasing out the use of single-use plastics in the terminal. Effective January 1, 2023, single-use plastic products will no longer be permitted to be sold or provided to customers at the airport.

This change affects all retail and food and beverage operators at the airport and includes checkout bags, cutlery, straws, foam packaging, and stir sticks. We will be working with our partners to support them in making this transition.

This initiative will help protect Alberta’s natural beauty that attracts travellers from around the world and is an important step toward achieving our sustainability goals. These changes are consistent with the proposed federal Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations.

We’d also like to celebrate Airport Management Services Inc. and Nuance Group Canada Inc. (pictured) who have taken the first step to phase out single-use plastics. The operators of Hudson, Calgary Duty-Free, Travel & Leisure, Bearspaw Café, Euro Café, and Desigual have recently deployed a plastic bag substitution initiative. We celebrate their demonstration of leadership in support of our sustainability strategy that will guide environmental stewardship initiatives to 2050.

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