Alaska Airlines eliminates inflight plastic cups: West Coast-based airline becomes first U.S. carrier to replace plastic with planet-friendly alternative

Alaska Airlines announced today the completion of our transition to paper cups for inflight beverages, a move which eliminates more than 55 million plastic cups annually and replaces them with a more planet-friendly alternative. The change to paper cups makes Alaska Airlines the first U.S. airline to eliminate plastic cups. Combined with our Boxed Water™ […]

Cargolux pledges against plastic

Cargolux Airlines is pleased to announce the signature of IMS Luxembourg’s Zero Single-Use plastic pledge, a formal commitment to eliminate single-use plastic within the company by the end of the year. This is an important milestone for the company’s corporate responsibility program and its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The manifesto that counts […]

Iberia reduces use of plastic on flights by 68.5 tonnes per year

One of Iberia’s key strategies is to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastics. Here’s how the airline has improved the sutainability of its operations: Reduce The initiatives listed below mean that each year 68.5 tonnes less plastic is loaded aboard Iberia aircraft: Paper has replaced plastic for wrapping blankets and duvets. The plastic packaging of some […]

Sustainability Series: How can airports reduce their plastic waste?

As plastic continues to plague the planet, large organisations are trying to reduce single-use plastics. But are airports doing their bit? As global travellers, barely a day goes by when we don’t see a story in the media, or experience first hand, the blight of plastic on our planet – its effect on wildlife, rising […]

Airlines should eliminate single-use plastics in five years – Hi Fly CEO

Airlines should get ahead of regulators by voluntarily eliminating single-use plastic within five years, the chief executive of Portuguese charter Hi Fly said, ahead of a Thursday forum on replacements for plastics on commercial flights. Airlines, facing public pressure, are removing single-use plastic straws, stir sticks, utensils and wrappers from their cabins, with some carriers […]