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Environment

Carbon Management

Airport Emissions

As part of Liverpool John Lennon Airport's (LJLA) overall environmental commitment, we are seeking to reduce our CO2 emissions by using less and using the energy we do use responsibly through practicing efficient use of energy throughout the operation of the business.

The overall objective for the Airport is to continue use less energy whilst seeking to operate the airport the region loves. Whilst doing this, it is imperative that our Passengers can begin their travel journeys in an environment that is safe and efficient. This is an ongoing process which our Environmental team are working extremely hard on achieving. It is also of the utmost importance that savings are maintained whilst keeping up with changing technology & business aspirations.

Therefore, to help structure and prioritise the energy saving opportunities as and when they arise, the following principles have been adopted in order of priority.

  1. Energy Conservation
  2. Energy Control
  3. Energy Efficiency
  4. Renewables generation

LJLA has focused mainly on the conservation and control of energy in the last four years. Firstly, through reducing electricity use, which meant there was a reduction of 45% of CO2 per year. Additionally, a phase of investment in efficient technology has begun and we seek to further reduce this figure year on year.

LJLA is currently planning the construction of a 2.5 Mega-Watt photovoltaic solar array which will provide 20-25% of the airports electricity needs reducing the CO2 emission further.

Waste Management

LJLA is seeking to reduce the volume of waste per passenger through the following initiatives. This will be achieved by firstly working with the various partners at the Airport to produce less waste. The Airport’s aim is to establish good practice and long term partnerships to guarantee sustainable waste streams for recyclable materials. 

Secondly, airport is seeking to establish a separate waste stream for food waste generated by the Airport’s food and beverage partners in the terminal building. This will help the recovery of more recyclables at a higher grade as practical moving forward.

Alongside work to reduce the impact on the environment as a business, LJLA also carry out a number of other initiatives within our local community such as community clean ups and energy reduction initiatives. As well as this, we donate around 5 tonnes of surrendered goods to the South Liverpool Foodbank, all of which would otherwise go straight to landfill. 

Bees with Blackburne House

As part of LJLA's ongoing commitment to the environment and employment within our local community, we have an on-going beekeeping project delivered through a partnership between South Liverpool Homes, training organisation Blackburne House and Liverpool Airport.

The scheme aims to enhance the employability of residents by learning new skills, increasing their health and wellbeing, whilst having a positive impact on their environment.

In 2015, Blackburne House started beekeeping 15 hives on land made available by Liverpool Airport. The age of people accessing the site has been from 12yrs up to 24yrs. Having this training space has enabled South Liverpool Homes in partnership to offer Bee Keeping to local schools, colleges, youth organisations and individuals. The people we have worked with have varied in abilities from university students to schoolchildren with behavioural and additional needs. Since the project started the have been 80 learners in total that have embraced the project with enthusiasm and passion.

The number this season was 30 learners alone. South Liverpool Homes hope to increase the hive numbers this year, this will allow us to offer more young people the opportunity to learn how to look after Bees but more importantly get them outdoors improving their wellbeing.

Blackburne House Bees

The number this season was 30 learners alone. South Liverpool Homes hope to increase the hive numbers this year, this will allow us to offer more young people the opportunity to learn how to look after Bees but more importantly get them outdoors improving their wellbeing.

South Liverpool Foodbank

For a number of years Liverpool Airport has supported local foodbank provider South Liverpool Foodbank. The foodbank project was founded by local churches and community groups, with the aim of stopping hunger in our local area. At LJLA, when passengers pass through Security Screening, the security team confiscate a large number of goods that aren't allowed in carry-on bags, these items are often unopened and nonperishable. Our environment and community team collect these items that would otherwise be thrown out, sort the items into: Water, Juice, Soft Drinks, Food items, Aerosols and Liquids, and donate up to 20 full crates every week to the Foodbank. In addition to our weekly donations, we run two extra appeals each year throughout Christmas and Easter. In 2018-2019 LJLA contributed 5,377kg food and toiletries, a substantial 5.8% of all donations the foodbank receive comes from the Airport, including an additional 150kg at Christmas and 20kg at Easter from our seasonal collections.