Etihad becomes a first major airline in the Gulf to operate the plastic free flight
UAE’s flagship carrier Etihad Airways became the first airline in the Gulf region to execute a flight liberal of any single-use plastics on board.
Etihad pledge to shorten single-use plastic usage by 80% not in-flight and complete organization by 2022.
Etihad plans to remove100 tonnes of single-use plastics from its in-flight service by end of this year.
Plastics are hazardous to our nature as well as health. Therefore government and private organizations are taking several steps to shorten the use of plastics and assist in making Earth a pollution free planet. In the same move, UAE’s flagship carrier Etihad Airways has attained the status of the first airline in the Gulf region to execute a flight liberal of any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness about pollution on Earth Day.
According to the Abu Dhabi-based national airline of the UAE, the flight EY484 landed in Brisbane on April 22, Earth Day. This flight is a part of Etihad’s oath to shorten single-use plastic usage by 80% not just in-flight, but across the entire organization by the end of 2022.
Ethiad observed that more than 95 single-use plastic products are used across its aircraft cabins. On Earth day’s plastic-free flight Ethiad has prevented 50 Kg plastics getting landfilled. It provided various facilities to guests who had boarded on the flight. These amenities include award-winning eco-thread blankets made out of recycled plastic bottles and edible coffee cups. Ethiad also plans to remove up to 20 percent of the single-use plastic items on board by June 1. The airline also announced that it will remove100 tonnes of single-use plastics from its in-flight service by end of this year.
It is an innovative move of Ethiad airlines towards sustainable development and reduction in the use of plastic products. Several other airlines and departments are also expected to participate in the move and assist in making Earth a pollution free planet for our upcoming.
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