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Airports Authority of India bans single-use plastic items

The Airports Authority of India has banned the single-use plastic items at its 129 airports across the country.
Airports Authority of India bans single-use plastic items
  • The Airports Authority of India has initiated numerous steps like banning of single-use plastic items like straws, plastic cutlery, plastic plates etc.
  • The AAI has already declared 16 of its airports as "Single-Use Plastic Free" based on the third-party assessment carried out by Quality Council of India.

What are Single-use plastics?

  • Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled.
  • They degrade into tiny particles after many years.
  • In this process of degradation, they release toxic chemicals (additives that were used to shape and harden the plastic) which make their way into our food and water supply.

About Airports Authority of India:

  • The Airports Authority of India was created under the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994. 
  • The Airports Authority of India came into being on 1st April 1995.
  • The Airports Authority of India was brought into existence as a single Organization entrusted with the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure both on the ground and airspace in the country by merging erstwhile National Airports Authority and International Airports Authority of India.

Question:

Q. Who has banned the single-use plastic items at its 129 airports across the country?
a. Airports Council of India
b. Airports Authority of India
c. Airports Cabinet of India
d. Airports Committee of India
Airports Authority of India bans single-use plastic items Airports Authority of India bans single-use plastic items Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 09, 2019 Rating: 5

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