World's first 'zero waste' flight takes off in Australia

thejakartapost.com

The first-ever commercial flight to produce "zero waste" has taken to the skies on Wednesday, as part of a new initiative from the Australian airline Qantas to cut single-use plastics that end up in landfill.


Flying from Sydney to Adelaide, all products and packaging onboard QF739 will either be reused, recycled or disposed of as compost.


"In the process of carrying over 50 million people every year, Qantas and Jetstar currently produce an amount of waste equivalent to 80 fully-laden Boeing 747 jumbo jets," Qantas Domestic CEO Andrew David said.


"We want to give customers the same level of service they currently enjoy, but without the amount of waste that comes with it."

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Posted: 9 May 2019 23:05:03

  
  

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