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DFW Introduces Zero Waste “PourAway” Pilot Program

DFW Airport, Texas, July 06, 2023

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Passengers departing DFW Airport who arrive at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint now have a faster option for emptying prohibited liquids and preventing unnecessary landfill waste.

The DFW PourAway pilot program offers travelers easy access to large, liquid-disposal containers right outside security checkpoints located at A10, B9, C1, D22, and E18. Customers can pour their liquid leftovers into the large blue container, drop their bottle in the nearby recycling bin or carry it through security for refills in the terminals. Because only empty plastic bottles can be recycled, many travelers have thrown away bottles that could have otherwise been recycled or reused.

“Rather than have passengers throw away plastic bottles at the TSA checkpoints, we are creating a way for travelers to make the more sustainable choice to empty their liquids and fill up again in the terminals,” said Ken Buchanan, DFW Airport’s Executive Vice President Customer Experience and Revenue Management. “This is a win-win-win that addresses security, sustainability and passenger convenience.”

A demonstration video of the pilot program is available here.

DFW Airport, which is the first carbon-neutral airport in North America, is committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to area landfills by 15 percent this year.

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