Prague airport's new anti-plastic campaign encourages travelers to fill up for free

A new water station at Prague's Václav Havel airport aims to cut down on single-using plastics by encouraging passengers to refill before flying

Katrina Modrá

Written by Katrina Modrá Published on 18.11.2019 15:35:12 (updated on 18.11.2019) Reading time: 1 minute

Prague Airport last week addressed one of the major pain points of the modern traveler: having to ditch your liquids and buy more after you pass through security. 

The airport has now installed in its Terminal 2 a sink where you can empty your remaining liquids and, after passing through the safety check, refill it for free at one of thirteen available drinking fountains.

Writing on its Facebook page the airport said: “At Terminal 2 you will now find a special spout where you can pour the remaining liquids from your bottle and after passing the safety check with an empty bottle you can refill it for free at our drinking fountains.”

The new campaign called “Plastics don’t fly” aims to combat the consumption of disposable plastics in the airport environment by encouraging passengers to use disposable plastics minimally or not at all. A number of other European airports have already reduced the production of plastic waste.

Airport management hopes to expand the system in the future.

According to Czech news server Denik, the airport is making some other changes as well including replacing disposable plastic cups used in internal catering with glass. It is encouraging its tenants to reduce plastic and is also testing the reduction of plastic bags by introducing new waste bins to promote waste recycling.

Would you like us to write about your business? Find out more