London City Airport has announced the winner of its Sustainable Security Bag Challenge. TIPA have been awarded £10,000 for developing a fully compostable security bag for London’s most central airport. An initial trial using 25,000 bags is scheduled for spring 2021 in line with the expected return of passengers to the airport.
TIPA have a decade long background in providing sustainable packaging solutions for its clients, which include the UK supermarket giant Waitrose. It’s sustainable security bag will help replace more than two million single-use plastic bags at the airport. It’s winning design is made from fully transparent materials, aligned to regulatory standards, and can be composted at home by passengers or disposed as food waste at the airport.
“When we launched this challenge we said we were looking for an innovative solution that reduces the environmental impacts associated with single-use plastics,” said Liam McKay, Director of Corporate Affairs at London City.
“I am confident that our passengers will love them because the bags are fully compostable without leaving any trace of plastics in the environment – it’s a solution that’s environmentally friendly and gives passengers peace of mind.”
He added that with sustainability at the heart of aviation’s recovery, “London City wants to work with partners on finding innovative solutions right across the business, that will help us become one of the most sustainable airports of our size.”
TIPA’s VP of Marketing, Merav Koren said: “Consumers are more educated than ever about the impact of single-use plastic and are calling for swift implementation of sustainable solutions to plastic waste and pollution. London City Airport joins other influential players shifting toward bioplastics as a solution to single-use plastic.”