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APB set to eliminate single-use plastics in its facilities

Palma, 20/10/2020

The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has approved an internal document, drawn up by the Quality, Environment, Innovation and CSR Department, to eliminate single-use plastic from its facilities. The document describes the measures adopted and initiatives to be studied in order to make it easier for the APB's staff to replace single-use plastic in the workplace.

This initiative seeks to change the corporate culture through daily actions which include eliminating plastic cups and bottles, and encouraging employees to bring their own cups if they want to have a coffee from the vending machines.

In addition, in the APB facilities where there are resources to wash reusable kitchenware, no single-use plastic is made available to office staff. In specific cases where single-use items must be used for health and hygiene reasons, they are 100% compostable.  

Triage and recycling

The APB currently has separate containers in its facilities for separating office waste such as paper, packaging and waste, as well as containers for toner cartridges and batteries.

The APB ensures that each type of waste is properly handled by authorised waste managers. Light packaging, paper and other waste is collected and weighed every day, so as to correctly monitor how much of this waste is being produced. It is then placed separately in municipal containers to ensure that each type of waste can be properly handled, thus facilitating recycling or recovery.  


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