Reducing Waste and Recycling Resources
Haneda Airport Passenger Terminal aims to realize its vision of becoming “one of the most advanced, human- and eco-friendly airports by 2030” by recycling resources and reducing waste.
Our basic approach is set forth in our Environmental Policy.
Efficient Use of Water
With the aim of using water efficiently, we treat rainwater, kitchen wastewater, and other wastewater generated at the terminals. The resulting gray water is then reused for flushing toilets.
Installation of a Fully-Automated Food Waste Disposal System
Using microorganisms that exhibit high processing capacity at room temperature, disposers repeatedly stir and spray water on waste for a set period of time to break it down into ammonia water and carbon dioxide gas. With almost no residue left at this stage, the waste is discharged into sewers (or purification facilities)within about 24 hours, and is treated as gray water at wastewater treatment facilities. In addition to reducing CO2 emissions by incinerating food waste,treated water is reused for flushing toilets.
Reducing the Use of Plastics
To help address international challenges such as marine plastic pollution, the retail stores and restaurants operated by our Group have started using environmentally-friendly materials. Our retail stores have adopted Bio LIMEX shopping bags made from limestone and plant-derived resins. In our restaurants, we are reducing the consumption of plastic by transitioning to paper straws or discontinuing their provision altogether.
Ethical Products and Environmentally-Friendly Materials
Our stores strive to contribute to a sustainable society by offering ethical products that take into consideration the environment, human rights, and other social issues. As an international airport, we are committed to offering diverse choices to our customers.
In an effort to make effective use of limited resources and reduce our environmental impact, our duty-free shops at Narita Airport utilize fixtures made of environmentally-friendly cardboard.
Top photo: Sweets made with upcycled skim milk
Bottom photo: Cardboard fixtures at Narita Airport’s duty-free shop