Air New Zealand to lift plastic waste reduction to more than 24 million items per year

 
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Air New Zealand will substitute a further 14 single-use plastic products from its supply chain over the next 12 months – lifting plastic waste reduction to more than 24 million items per year.

At its Sustainability Breakfast in Wellington the airline committed to replacing five single-use plastic products across domestic services, including water cups, café cups and lids, Koru Hour cheese plates and lids, as well as 9 types of plastic bags network-wide, with lower impact alternatives over the next 12 months.

Already in 2018 the airline has removed single-use plastic straws, stir sticks, eye mask wrappers and plastic toothbrushes from lounges and on board aircraft. Over a 12 month period this will see the airline reduce its plastic footprint by 260,000 plastic toothbrushes, 3,000 straws, 7.1 million stirrers and 260,000 eye mask wrappers.

Full article here: https://www.airnewzealand.com.au/press-release-2018-plastic-waste-reduction