Environmental sustainability takes many forms and when millions of people visit your facility a year, learning to deal with waste is a priority but one we cannot tackle alone. Working with our tenants, airlines and regional partners, we are exploring new ways to further mitigate the volume of waste produced inside the terminal building and throughout EIA operations.
EIA is exploring opportunities to:
- Improve recycling capabilities for maintenance waste streams;
- Improve organics and glass recycling with airline partners;
- Increase options for used grease and
- Work with tenants to improve recycling programs and reduce waste
Inside the terminal building, multi-stream waste containers provide recycling options for passengers and the general public.
EIA has previously collaborated with the City of Edmonton, and with experts at the University of Alberta to assess general and organic waste in the greater Edmonton region. For this study, downtown Edmonton was selected as the centre of the study area and a 70 km radius was then extended outward, creating a circular area of nearly 15,400 km2. Three potential biomass feedstocks and their geographical locations within the study area were then determined: municipal solid waste (MSW), agricultural residue and waste from EIA terminals and ground side tenants.
EIA looks forward to continuing to work with local industry partners and government to further understand the resources and waste produced in our region, and the opportunities for future collaborative projects.