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Air France Moves To Remove Single-use Plastic

 - June 17, 2019, 3:27 AM

Air France will replace 210 million single-use plastic items on board its flights with sustainable alternatives as part of a comprehensive policy to reduce its environmental footprint and offer passengers a responsible travel experience. In all, the Paris-based airline of the Air France KLM group has committed to eliminate 1,300 tons of single-use plastic from its services by year-end and substitute 100 million plastic cups with paper cups, 85 million plastic cutlery items with products made from bio-based materials and packaging, and replace 25 million plastic stirring sticks with wooden ones.

The company’s environmental strategy rests on three pillars: reduce and offset its CO2 emissions; reduce, recycle, and reprocess its waste; and reduce the noise footprint of its operations. CO2 emissions per passenger are already 20 percent lower than they were in 2011 thanks to the renewal of its fleet and other operational measures, it noted.