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New airport water refill stations put emphasis on environment

New airport water refill stations put emphasis on environment

Wednesday 23 August 2023

New airport water refill stations put emphasis on environment

Wednesday 23 August 2023

Greenery, art and recycling have come together at Jersey Airport for the benefit of thirsty travellers.

Jersey Water has installed new refill stations in departures, by the gates and in baggage reclaim.

Each refill station has an art installation made from fully recycled, recyclable and zero waste materials.

The installations were designed by local artist Midnight (James Carter), who aimed to create a positive image of recycling, reusing and refilling while featuring local flora and fauna to capture the spirit of island life.

With more than 1.4 million people passing through Jersey Airport every year, and refilling their water bottles with an average of 52,000 litres of water, it's hoped that hundreds of disposable plastic bottles will be saved from landfill.


Pictured: The new eco-friendly installation which can be found at Jersey Airport.

Jersey Water CEO Helier Smith described sustainability as "a collaborative journey" and said the utility company was "committed" to playing its part in "creating lasting environmental change", while also "encouraging islanders and visitors to do the same".

Sarah-Louise Stubbs, Jersey Airport's Head of Customer Experience, commented: "We recognise that providing essential transport infrastructure can come at a cost to the environment so we are always looking for ways to reduce the environmental impacts of our activities."


Pictured: A line of thirsty travellers waited to get their bottle refilled.

To mark World Water Week (21-25 August), Jersey Water employees have been handing out resusable water bottles to people travelling through the airport – they'll next be around on Friday 25 August.

This article was put together by Isabelle, who is on work experience with Bailiwick Express.

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