Photo Copyright Royal Schiphol Group, Erik Borst
In their quest to continue to pioneer sustainability in air travel, Schiphol Amsterdam has just installed an educational display made with and featuring ECOR products. Titled “The Future Case”, the interactive display explains the airport’s long-term commitment to sustainable travel from the past to the future. By focusing on what is already underway, the display shows how the airport is working with ECOR to create new durable products out of the grasses surrounding the airport’s runways. The hundreds of acres of grass surrounding the runways must be cut and harvested to avoid attracting birds that could create an avigation hazard. Prior to collaborating with ECOR, the harvested grasses were either landfilled or incinerated. Creating a new life for hard to dispose of agricultural byproduct is at the heart of ECOR’s mission. Schiphol’s commitment to ECOR as a sustainable solution includes their specification that all subcontractors utilize ECOR in the construction of the new terminal. The flooring and trolleys in the display are two examples of ECOR in action.