Sustainability central to the redesign of the M-corridor
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Sustainability was central to the redesign of the M-corridor. This corridor connects Lounge 4 with the M-Pier. If you fly with easyJet, you walk via the M-corridor to the gate where your plane is. Until recently it was a chilly passageway.
Recycled seats are upholstered with e-leather
In recent months, the long, dark corridor has been transformed into a pleasant waiting and lounge area. The new layout shows that Schiphol is making progress in its ambition to be a waste-free airport by 2030 and a circular airport by 2050. All seats in the corridor have been used before at Schiphol. They have been reupholstered with e-leather. This is a sustainable type of leather that is made from leftovers from the leather industry.
Planters and windmills from old Boeing 747
The other furniture is also made sustainably. The material for the planters comes from old Schiphol information desks and a Boeing 747 from KLM. The 2 windmills, where you charge your mobile or laptop, are also made from old information desks and an old Boeing 747.
Telling Schiphol's sustainability story
A permanent exhibition about sustainability at Schiphol has been set up on the M-corridor. Large stickers have been applied to a number of windows. They show where and how the traveler's journey at Schiphol is made more sustainable.
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