MACL signs MoU with Parley Maldives on implementing AIR Strategy

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has signed an MOU with Parley Maldives as part of its environment-friendly initiative.

According to MACL, the company is implementing AIR Strategy at the Maldives' main international airport, Velana International Airport (VIA). This strategy targets to remove plastics out of the waste stream, and to eliminate the seep of plastics into the ocean as well as into the general environment.

The MOU was signed, at a small ceremony held at MACL on Wednesday morning. Deputy Managing Director, Ibrahim Thoha signed the MOU on behalf of MACL, while the Director of Parley Maldives, Shahina Ali signed on behalf of Parley Maldives.

Parley’s AIR strategy stands on 3 principles: Avoid plastic where possible, intercept plastic waste, and redesign materials, methods, and thinking.

Parley’s AIR Program’s drive to address today’s major environmental threats through creativity, collaboration, and eco-innovation in the interception, collection, and transport of plastic waste from Velana International Airport (VIA). As the operator of VIA, MACL joined Parley Maldives’ innovative platform to support environmental causes by collaborating on various related areas.