In collaboration with our cleaning partner, Collings Services, we have today introduced a Tersano cleaning system to eliminate the use of chemicals in our cleaning practices.
The system works by transforming water into an e-water cleaning solution that is capable of removing stains, sanitising and deodorising without the use of any dyes, fragrances or other harmful substances.
The installation of two Tersano cleaning units will see us cut our chemical usage by around 15,000 litres each year.
Based on figures from the previous 12 months, the system will divert more than 90 plastic bottles from going to landfill and eliminate 20 chemical bottles from going into recycling.
The system will not only see significant environmental benefit, it will also improve efficiency and safety for our cleaning staff and airport users.
Camera traps are also used to monitor the movements and better understand the behaviour of animals in the airport environment.
Since the installation of camera traps in early 2016, images collected have shown that many threatened species use the environment around and within the airport boundary including the Tasmanian Devil, the Spotted quoll and the Tasmanian bettong.
We recognise our role in protecting the biodiversity of the airport and Tasmania more broadly and are confident this technology will assist us in doing so.
Initial testing of virtual fencing devices in Tasmania has seen a 50 per cent reduction in road kill deaths over a three-year period and has been instrumental in protecting the remaining Tasmanian Devil population.
The virtual fencing will be monitored by Hobart Airport’s environment team to capture and report data on the rates of roadkill deaths in the area and better understand the behaviour of the animals that call the airport home.