Waste not, want not

NEWCASTLE International Airport has established a new arrangement for the re-use of delivery pallets.

NEWCASTLE International Airport has established a new arrangement for the re-use of delivery pallets. Hundreds are used each month to deliver goods and cargo to the airport. In future, these pallets will be recycled for use by building and timber supplier James Burrell, of Gateshead.

The firm will take away all the unwanted pallets twice a month and re-use them to transport building materials. As a result of the new arrangement, both organisations will save money while recycling waste.

Staff more aware

STAFF from a wide range of companies based at Newcastle International Airport have recently passed a course in environmental awareness, recognised by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Those attending included British Airways, Dixons, My Travel and Newcastle Airport staff. The one-day course was delivered by the Environment Practice.

Householders updated

NEWCASTLE International Airport was invited recently to a public meeting in Seaton Burn to bring people up to date on current developments at the airport.

About 100 people attended and were given a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. The presentation included a briefing on environmental issues, including the airport’s new climate change policy and the impact of noise pollution on local communities.

People were interested to hear about the airport’s noise monitoring system, which can track and monitor all aircraft flying in Newcastle’s airspace.

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