World’s first “self-cleaning” airport security bins rolled out in US

The new security bins
The new security bins

Do you lose sleep about the health hazards associated with using airport security bins?

No, me neither. But if you do, then fret no more; an airport in the US claims to have launched the world’s first “self-cleaning” bins.

Ohio’s Akron-Canton Airport is using a new type of light film to cover its bins. These skins, which are applied like stickers to the handles and bases of the containers, feature mineral nano-crystals that create a self-cleaning reaction that’s said to be “stronger than bleach” and works continuously.

“Travellers’ health and happiness is a priority of ours,” said Rick McQueen, the airport’s president & CEO. “Our employees pride themselves on holding high standards for the cleanliness of the airport, and there is a lot of hard work that goes into meeting those standards.

“We’re proud to… implement this product because it’s one more way CAK continues to be a better way to go,” he added.

In rolling out the bins, Akron-Canton claims to have achieved “a first among the world’s 9,000 airports”.

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