– to inspire a sustainable future!
East Midlands Airport and its staff are celebrating after reaching their goal to become the first airport in the country to make all ground operations carbon-neutral.
The airport has invested £4 million in renewable energy sources, including a wind farm. It is the first UK airport to plant an on-site 26 hectare willow farm, which produces fuel for a bio-mass boiler installed in the terminal building.
It also became the first airport in the country to install two on-site wind turbines, providing 5% of the airport’s electricity. East Midlands also achieved the highest UK airport recycling rate of 88%, well exceeding the 40% target.