Plastic planes

Each airline flight produces a colossal amount of cabin waste, conservatively estimated at 1.43kg per person, and hardly any of it is recycled. It’s a problem that needs to be properly tackled without delay, writes Amy Lewis

22nd July, 2018

Recent studies and documentaries have offered a glimpse into the growing expanse of waste sweeping across our oceans. Yet, as we gaze into the depths of this issue, we might forget about what lies above.

While more a convenience than a memorable experience for most of us, in-flight dining does leave a lasting mark on the environment. According to statistics from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the average airline passenger generates 1.43kg of waste....

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