Qantas Airways becomes first airline to remove 100 million plastic waste

Published on : Thursday, May 9, 2019

Qantas Airways, the flag carrier of Australia, becomes the first airline to cut out 100 million plastic items which add to the non-biodegradable waste generated from planes every year. Qantas Airways has done a examination of the first-ever zero garbage flight. The total waste generated by Qantas Airways is equal to 80 full Boeing 747 jumbos. As the amount of waste being generated is increasing every day, the initiative of Qantas Airways is a step towards promoting the elimination of waste.



Qantas Airways conducted the trial on Wednesday on the flight from Sydney to Adelaide. The passengers were completely surprised to see that food was served in packaging entirely made from biodegradable materials such as crop starch, sugarcane, etc.



Qantas Airways plans to convert the biodegradable waste into compost so that it could be used as manure in gardens across the country. Qantas has also decided to recycle its non-biodegradable waste such as plastic bottles.



Qantas Airways will not charge its customers for this eco-friendly switch. The airline’s spokespersons said that the initiative is an investment that they are ready to make and thus the customers will not be charged extra.



Qantas Airways said that the airline got a 2.3 per cent rise in third-quarter revenue and forecast record annual revenue, as more business travellers chose to fly with the airline.



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