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City Names SAN Recycler Of Year

The city of San Diego has honored San Diego International (SAN) as its 2009 Recycler of the Year.
“We are committed to operating San Diego International Airport in a manner that shows the utmost respect for the environment,” says Thella F. Bowens, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “Through a variety of programs, we work to protect natural resources and reduce our carbon footprint in every aspect of the airport’s operations.”

Among the airport’s current recycling initiatives are sponsoring a waste-reduction and recycling workshop; being one of the first major airports to have a formal sustainability policy in 2008; forming a committee to handle recycling issues; and placing custom recycling bins in the terminals for passengers and visitors to use.

It is the third year in a row the airport has won the award, and the fifth time overall.