AIR NEW ZEALAND LIFTS TARGETS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

Air New Zealand is lifting its target for removing single-use plastics.

Air New Zealand has raised the number of single-use plastic items it plans to cut in 2019 to 55 million. The airline also planned to stop using individual plastic sauce packets on all international flights from the end of October.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates suggested the airline industry generated 6.1 million tonnes of cabin waste in 2018. “The regulations often lead to the incineration of all cabin waste with limited ability to reuse and recycle”.

In response, IATA said it had developed cabin waste recycling guidance for international flights to ensure airlines were able to meet strict regulatory requirements while being flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of airline operating models.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham  https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/07/air-new-zealand-lifts-targets-for-the-elimination-of-single-use-plastics/