The effect of the travel industry on the environmental setting is essential. There’s no doubt that airlines depend on the use of plastics. However, there are new initiatives that are created to control carbon emissions from the same plastics. Some of these initiatives are highlighted and discussed below.
SAS Doing Away with the Duty-Free Sales
Some time back, SAS indicated that it would no longer deal with the inflight of duty-free sales. Although this initiative will affect the e-commerce of inflight, the weights of airliners will be reduced to save fuel and decrease emissions. The efforts of SAS to enhance its sustainability of every operation are categorised into two different areas. These two areas involve a sequence of creativities, such as the following:
- Enhancement of fuel efficiency.
- Sustainable services and products.
- Innovation and alternative fuels.
- Etihad Airways Plans to Minimise the Use Plastics By 80%.
Etihad Airways has always wanted to be the very first airline to offer flights in UAE (United Arab Emirates) without using plastics. The flights to Brisbane from Abu Dhabi were all scheduled on the 22nd April 2019 where it marked as the Earth Day. Travellers on board loved the replacement products that were offered by the new Etihad’s supplier. Some of these products, included amenity kits, tablet toothpaste, and recycled bottles, among others.
Dubai Airport to Organise a Disney
The International Airport in Dubai joined the plastic movement by organising a Disney. The purpose of this is to increase the awareness of reusing or recycling plastics. Consequently, the activity stations of Toy Story 4 were dotted around the airport. Moreover, travellers were shown some strategies for recycling materials and make toys using plastics.
The Final Say
Based on these details, some airports and travel organisations came up with initiatives to control the release of emissions. But these educational initiatives and activations were reinforced by some incentives, such as beverages and foodstuffs.