Qatar Airways and Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) have launched a new waste reduction and recycling programme in Doha, further contributing towards local and international environmental solutions.

Qatar Airways has been working to introduce additional measures that will minimise packaging and increase recycling to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Over the past three months Qatar Airways and QACC have recycled 266 tonnes of materials including cardboard, plastic wrapping and a variety of plastic containers. These materials have been collected by two local firms for recycling, along with 6,300 litres of cooking oil which will be converted into biodiesel.

Qatar Airways QACC Waste Management Programme in Doha Qatar
Paul Thomson Acting Senior Vice President for Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (left) and Mr. Mohammed Shoaib, Uniform and Linen Duty Officer QACC (right), with some of the materials due to be recycled under the new programme.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said:

Recycling not only delivers efficiencies but reduces environmental impacts arising from waste disposal and the consumption of natural resources.’

QACC operates a state-of-the-art facility providing premium in-flight and lounge catering services to passengers travelling on the national airline’s global network and utilising HIA lounges including the award-winning Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge at Hamad International Airport.