Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport is trialling a ‘PourAway’ pilot programme.

Passengers checking in at DFW will be able to pour away prohibited liquids using a liquid-disposal container, before then dropping their bottles into nearby recycling bins or carrying them through security for refills in the terminals.

Dallas Forth Worth PourAway container
Dallas Forth Worth PourAway container

Since only empty bottles can be recycled (or reused on the other side of security), passengers have been forced to throw away bottles into landfill that need not have ended up there.

Ken Buchanan, DFW Airport's Executive Vice President Customer Experience and Revenue Management, said:

Rather than have passengers throw away plastic bottles at the TSA checkpoints, we are creating a way for travellers to make the more sustainable choice to empty their liquids and fill up again in the terminals.

This is a win-win that addresses security, sustainability and passenger convenience.

These containers are located at the security checkpoints at A10, B9, C1, D22 and E18.

New CT scanners that are being rolled out at airports around the world also allow passengers to carry 2 litres of liquids with them, which will also reduce the amount of plastic bottles being thrown into landfill unnecessarily.


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