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Airport's green tick

Hobart Airport runway

Hobart Airport is a step closer to carbon neutrality after meeting a key benchmark.

Lighting upgrades, including low-consumption LEDs in the terminal and on the runway, and diverting waste from landfill have seen it attain level 2 status from the global Airport Carbon Accreditation Program.

The airport's Environment Manager Kirsten Leggett isn't ruling out electric vehicles, including baggage tugs, as the airport aims for level 4 accreditation eventually.

"Electric vehicles is a big area of focus for a lot of airports at the moment, so that's not out of the question," she said. 

"“We have also been working with our food and beverage tenants to introduce compostable packaging and coffee cups at all outlets, which is now disposed of as organic waste.”