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Reducing Waste

YVR is committed to reducing waste and increasing recycling.

YVR’s waste management program was recently selected as the winner of the 2018 ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Awards in the Environmental Management Award category, recognizing our commitment to promoting innovative environmental initiatives within the airport community.

As a part of our Environmental Management Plan, YVR set an ambitious target of diverting 50% kilograms total terminal waste from landfill by 2020. As it happens, we surpassed this target in both 2016 and 2017, achieving 51% terminal waste diversion.

Diverted materials included bottles, paper, pallets, glass, metal and plastics.

Our waste-reduction projects include:

  • Organic waste diversion program
  • Centralized food court waste sorting
  • Construction material reuse and recycling
  • Materials recycling
  • Chopstick recycling program
  • Latex glove recycling program
  • Sustainable printing

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