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Airports Ask the Aviation Industry to Aim for Emission-free Aviation

The European airports affiliated with Airports Council International (ACI) today adopted a resolution calling upon the aviation industry to work towards emission-free aviation. The European airports themselves have pledged to be emission-free by 2050. Royal Schiphol Group is the co-initiator of the resolution. ACI Europe recognises the efforts of the aviation industry to achieve CO2-neutral growth from 2020 onwards through the global CORSIA system. However, the airports believe that the industry’s ambition should go beyond CO2-neutral growth. As a result,…

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Biodegradable Cutlery

Icelandair Introducing Biodegradable Cutlery

In its search for eco-friendly onboard products, Icelandair has partnered with Kaelis to develop the perfect set of cutlery for onboard meals: the cutlery is biodegradable, and the packaging is too! We are one of the first airlines to adopt eco-friendly cutlery before the European ban on single-use plastics comes into place in 2021. The new cutlery set will start flying on Icelandair flights in the next couple of months. These utensils are durable and suitable for hot and cold…

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Air France

Air France Says Good-Bye to Plastic

It’s the end of the road for plastic cutlery, cups, stirrers etc. For this year’s World Environment Day, passengers on flight AF378 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Detroit were offered products made of bio-based materials instead of single-use plastic items usually distributed on board, in keeping with airline rules and health regulations. Air France today announced its decision to eliminate 1,300 tons of single-use plastic. In this way, Air France will eliminate 210 million single-use plastic items by the end…

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United Airlines Flying the Most Eco-Friendly Commercial Flight

United Airlines made history today – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation. On the Flight for the Planet, United became the first known airline to demonstrate all of the following key actions on a single commercial flight: utilization of sustainable aviation biofuel; zero cabin waste efforts; carbon offsetting; and operational efficiencies. United is using the Flight for the Planet to…

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Antarctica

Antarctica Operators Issue Plastics-reduction Guidelines

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators pledged to turn the tide on plastics with new guidelines set to reduce single-use plastic use among visitors to the White Continent. The measures were introduced at IAATO’s annual meeting in Cape Town on May 3 as part of the association’s commitment to the UN Environment Clean Seas campaign. Announced today, World Environment Day, the guidlines encourage visitors to prepare for their journey by avoiding the use of disposable items, such as wet…

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ocean

Plastic-free Oceans Start with a Plastic-free Office

It all started with a conversation at our women’s network in Dubai on October 30th 2018. During my last visit to the Middle East, over sandwiches and an animated debate, the conversation moved from career impact to the impact we have beyond our professional lives, on our communities and environment. Inevitably, our glances shifted to the many water bottles in the room – all of them plastic. An idea was born to do something about it! Many of us have…

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Six Senses

Six Senses Laamu Integral to Protect Seagrass in the Maldives

One of the most valuable ecosystems on our planet, seagrass, is being deliberately removed so as to maintain the white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters prized by the tourism industry in the Maldives. On World Seagrass Day, March 1, 2019, the Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI), the marine team at Six Senses Laamu and Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) will be launching the #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass campaign to protect seagrass at all resorts in the Maldives. Natasha Prokop, MUI head marine biologist says, “We’re only just beginning to comprehend the…

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Food Waste

SAS Restaurant Transforms Food Waste into 9-course Gourmet Dining

Festival guests at SXSW can look forward to an unforgettable night at pop-up sustainable-gourmet restaurant “Lokal” featuring Scandinavian techniques and flavors added to Texan dishes and local ingredients by the Swedish chef Paul Svensson, Kamilla Seidler from Denmark, and Norwegian-Icelandic Atli Màr Yngvason. “Lokal”, a sustainable pop-up gourmet restaurant, is bringing the best of Scandinavian cuisine and flavors to the table at the American festival South by Southwest 2019 (SXSW), the world’s largest gathering of creative professionals. Festival guests can…

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Sweden to Be Fossil-free by 2045

Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, a proposal for decarbonizing aviation in Sweden was announced today, on 4 March. The proposal suggests that Sweden would introduce a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel sold in Sweden. The reduction level would be 0.8% in 2021, and gradually increase to 27% in 2030. The reduction levels are estimated to be equivalent of 1% (11 000 tons) sustainable aviation fuel in 2021,…

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