Air  India has announced having  minimised single-use plastic usage by approximately 80% on board all flights  across its worldwide network. The reduction has been achieved since  the privatisation of Air India in an ongoing  effort led by a team of in-house experts  and supported by catering partners and multiple vendors, with the aim of  continually minimising the carrier’s environmental impact.

Air India’s effort  in  the direction includes several initiatives  such as  • 100% removal of 500ml  plastic  water bottles from all Economy Class  seat pockets on widebody aircraft  operating international flights • Significant  reduction  in  the  bulk uplift of 200ml water bottles on international as well as domestic flights;  now only served on pre-set meal trays • Introduction of water pour service  from 1 liter water bottles during flight , Replacement of plastic zip lock  bags for cutlery with paper packaging, Replacement of plastic straws  with paper straws, Replacement of plastic  stirrers with wooden ones, Introduction of reusable  linen bags on boar, Introduction of 100%  compostable PET lids and primary use plastic bags, Introduction of 100%  compostable waste bags The airline is working towards  introducing paper cutlery for  Economy Class guests soon, apart from pursuing multiple other opportunities that would further  reduce the usage of single-use  plastic.

Air India continues to integrate  environmental and social  principles in its businesses towards its goal of becoming one of the  world’s most environmentally   sensitive organisations

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