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Wed, 14 September 2016

Making a Difference: Edinburgh Airport to Donate Confiscated Goods to Guide Dogs Scotland

Edinburgh Airport in Scotland has started donating liquids and toys confiscated in the security hall to charity.

Edinburgh Airport, in collaboration with Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR), will donate sealed liquids including bottles of spirits, wine, perfume and aftershave as well as childrens toys to Guide Dogs Scotland for fundraising purposes.

The move comes nearly 10 years on from the introduction of UK and EU rules on liquids in hand luggage which enforced a 100ml maximum per container and all containers had to fit in one small clear plastic bag.

Dewar, Edinburgh Airports Chief Executive, said, Hundreds of litres of liquids have to be handed over at security every week. Most confiscations are bottles of water, other drinks and toiletries but our security team are forced to take sealed bottles of wine, spirits, perfumes and aftershaves as well as some childrens toys too.

Previously confiscated liquids were just poured down the drain, but now they will be donated to Guide Dogs Scotland.

Guide Dogs Scotland Community Fundraiser, Kyla Stratton, said, Our volunteer fundraisers work tirelessly to support our life-changing services for people with sight loss, and the donated items will be welcome as raffle and tombola prizes ... We hope that anyone whose liquids are confiscated, can take some comfort in knowing that the items will be donated to charity.

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