Delta's Hazardous Waste Disposal Day Reinforces Its Commitment to The Environment

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Delta Air Lines, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:   DAL) will conduct
 its sixth annual Employee Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day on Friday,
 April 27, 2001 from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the airline's Technical Operations
 Center parking lot at 1775 Aviation Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30320.  This annual
 event provides an opportunity for Delta employees and retirees to dispose of
 hazardous waste they have accumulated in their homes, including oil, paint,
 gasoline, anti-freeze, transmission fluid and other material that is not
 easily discarded.
        (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010426/ATTH035 )
     "This Delta event is one way of celebrating Earth Day.  It shows Delta's
 ongoing commitment to the health and safety of its employees and community
 through the preservation of the environment," said John Marshall, Delta's vice
 president-Corporate Safety and Compliance.  Delta's Atlanta on-site waste
 management contractor, Safety Kleen, will provide trained field chemists to
 help with the collection of the hazardous waste.
     Last year's Hazardous Waste Disposal Day resulted in the collection of
 approximately 50,000 pounds of household hazardous waste material from Delta
 employees -- a 33 percent increase over 1999.
 
     Other Waste Minimization Initiatives Demonstrate Commitment
 
     "Throughout our organization, we strive for excellence as we pursue the
 delicate balance required to operate an airline in compliance with
 environmental and safety regulations," said Marshall.  "In addition to
 Hazardous Waste Disposal Day, we have developed flexible waste minimization
 plans to reduce the environmental impact and operating costs at Delta stations
 that generate an appreciable amount of hazardous waste.  The plans are
 designed to meet the changing requirements at each station, ensuring waste
 minimization goals remain realistic," Marshall said.
 
     Some examples of Delta's waste management projects include:
     *  The Dallas/Ft. Worth Station has targeted a hazardous waste reduction
        goal of more than 50 percent over the next five years.  Station
        management worked with a team of environmental consultants to map out
        processes around the generation and disposal of waste.  Using data
        gathered from this project, the team developed recommendations on how
        to significantly reduce waste.  Through better process management and
        employee training, the DFW station has already reduced hazardous waste
        by 52 percent and several waste streams by 100 percent.
 
     *  To manage waste that cannot be eliminated, Delta selects disposal
        companies with the best environmental compliance programs.  Delta has
        signed agreements with seven national and international waste disposal
        companies following a lengthy process of investigating capabilities and
        performance reputations.  These seven waste disposal agreements
        replaced approximately 100 waste disposal vendor contracts previously
        used throughout Delta's worldwide operations.  By consolidating
        contractors for waste disposal, Delta is better able to track disposal
        practices and target opportunities for further waste reductions.  This
        practice has reduced environmental risk and corporate liability.
 
     Delta's goal is to become the No. 1 airline in the eyes of its customers,
 flying passengers and cargo from anywhere to everywhere.  Passengers already
 choose Delta more often than any other airline in the world on 5,183 flights
 each to 354 cities in 65 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, the
 Delta Connection carriers, and Delta's Worldwide Partners.  Delta is a
 founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance which provides customers
 with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services.  For more
 information, visit Delta at delta.com .
 
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    ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:   DAL) will conduct
 its sixth annual Employee Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day on Friday,
 April 27, 2001 from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the airline's Technical Operations
 Center parking lot at 1775 Aviation Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30320.  This annual
 event provides an opportunity for Delta employees and retirees to dispose of
 hazardous waste they have accumulated in their homes, including oil, paint,
 gasoline, anti-freeze, transmission fluid and other material that is not
 easily discarded.
        (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010426/ATTH035 )
     "This Delta event is one way of celebrating Earth Day.  It shows Delta's
 ongoing commitment to the health and safety of its employees and community
 through the preservation of the environment," said John Marshall, Delta's vice
 president-Corporate Safety and Compliance.  Delta's Atlanta on-site waste
 management contractor, Safety Kleen, will provide trained field chemists to
 help with the collection of the hazardous waste.
     Last year's Hazardous Waste Disposal Day resulted in the collection of
 approximately 50,000 pounds of household hazardous waste material from Delta
 employees -- a 33 percent increase over 1999.
 
     Other Waste Minimization Initiatives Demonstrate Commitment
 
     "Throughout our organization, we strive for excellence as we pursue the
 delicate balance required to operate an airline in compliance with
 environmental and safety regulations," said Marshall.  "In addition to
 Hazardous Waste Disposal Day, we have developed flexible waste minimization
 plans to reduce the environmental impact and operating costs at Delta stations
 that generate an appreciable amount of hazardous waste.  The plans are
 designed to meet the changing requirements at each station, ensuring waste
 minimization goals remain realistic," Marshall said.
 
     Some examples of Delta's waste management projects include:
     *  The Dallas/Ft. Worth Station has targeted a hazardous waste reduction
        goal of more than 50 percent over the next five years.  Station
        management worked with a team of environmental consultants to map out
        processes around the generation and disposal of waste.  Using data
        gathered from this project, the team developed recommendations on how
        to significantly reduce waste.  Through better process management and
        employee training, the DFW station has already reduced hazardous waste
        by 52 percent and several waste streams by 100 percent.
 
     *  To manage waste that cannot be eliminated, Delta selects disposal
        companies with the best environmental compliance programs.  Delta has
        signed agreements with seven national and international waste disposal
        companies following a lengthy process of investigating capabilities and
        performance reputations.  These seven waste disposal agreements
        replaced approximately 100 waste disposal vendor contracts previously
        used throughout Delta's worldwide operations.  By consolidating
        contractors for waste disposal, Delta is better able to track disposal
        practices and target opportunities for further waste reductions.  This
        practice has reduced environmental risk and corporate liability.
 
     Delta's goal is to become the No. 1 airline in the eyes of its customers,
 flying passengers and cargo from anywhere to everywhere.  Passengers already
 choose Delta more often than any other airline in the world on 5,183 flights
 each to 354 cities in 65 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, the
 Delta Connection carriers, and Delta's Worldwide Partners.  Delta is a
 founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance which provides customers
 with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services.  For more
 information, visit Delta at delta.com .
 
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