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ANA to Reduce Single-use Plastics

Effective Feb. 1, 2020, ANA HD will reduce its reliance on single-use plastics inside its cabins and lounges and replacing the plastic straws, stirring sticks and cutlery used in these areas. The plastic straws will be replaced with eco-friendly bioplastic or paper straws while the new stirring sticks and cutlery will be made of wood. As part of its comprehensive efforts to improve sustainability, the ANA Group adopted the Monitoring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) emission mitigation approach for the global airline industry starting on Jan.…

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Key West Film Festival

‘Eco’ Films to Be Unveiled at 2019 Key West Film Festival

Film aficionados can immerse themselves in cinematic offerings during the eighth annual Key West Film Festival from Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 24, showcasing intriguing Florida, Cuba, LGBTQ and ecological themes. For the first time the festival, annually themed “Passion Meets Paradise,” is to unveil two new shorts lineups: films suitable for all ages about the fragile health of ecosystems, oceans and marine life; and a selection from the Havana Film Festival about contemporary life in Cuba — the…

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Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines Introduced “Green Class”

Frontier Airlines recently introduced “Green Class,” a new class of service designed to meet the growing consumer demand for sustainable air travel. With the industry’s most fuel-efficient fleet and a variety of additional eco-friendly features, Frontier’s Green Class offers customers sustainability at every level. “Frontier is proud to introduce a new class of service for all of our customers, Green Class,” Barry Biffle, President, and CEO of Frontier Airlines said. “Consumers are now looking for choices that align with the…

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sfo

San Francisco International Airport to Prohibit the Sale of Water in Plastic Bottles

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to prohibit the sale of water in plastic bottles effective August 20, 2019. This move will require all airport retailers, restaurants, airline lounges, and vending machines to sell or provide water in recyclable aluminum, glass or BPI-certified compostable bottles. The policy applies to purified water, mineral water, carbonated or sparkling water, and electrolyte-enhanced water, but does not include flavored beverages such as sodas, teas, or juices. “SFO continues to lead the way…

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Plastic Bottles

Vistara to Remove Plastic Bottles from Its Flights

In its pledge to reduce usage of plastic, especially single-use plastic, Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, plans to remove all individual-sized 200ml water bottles from its flights. This initiative was implemented on Delhi – Mumbai flights on July 16, and will be extended to all flights across the airline’s network in phases over the coming weeks. Economy Class customers, who were hitherto given water in small plastic bottles, will now be served mineral water in environment-friendly paper cups. Thus far,…

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plastic waste

100+ Signatories Commit to Use 10 Million Tons of Recycled Plastic

Today, more than 100 public and private partners covering the whole plastics value chain will sign the declaration of the Circular Plastics Alliance, which promotes voluntary actions for a well-functioning EU market in recycled plastics. The declaration lays out how the alliance will reach the target of 10 million tons of recycled plastic used to make new products every year in Europe, by 2025. This target was set by the European Commission in its 2018 Plastics Strategy, as part of its efforts to boost…

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Helsinki

Helsinki Launches Local Sustainability Programme

The Think Sustainably service empowers residents and visitors to make informed daily choices, rating the Finnish capital’s restaurants, attractions, shops and accommodation against bespoke sustainability criteria. According to a survey1 carried out by the City of Helsinki in 2018, two thirds of residents identified the climate crisis as their major concern when thinking about the future of the city. In response, Helsinki has launched Think Sustainably, the world’s first online service that enables making sustainable choices as easy as using…

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Brussels Airport

The Environment Report of Brussels Airport

The environment report of Brussels Airport focuses on the airport’s new integrated sustainability strategy, based on the 17 United Nations Sustainability Goals. With a series of concrete actions, Brussels Airport already wants to make a difference on the short notice. A longer-term sustainability ambition is to no longer emit any CO2 before 2050. “We want to anchor the concept of sustainability firmly in our daily operations and in those of our partners. By investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy…

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KLM Seeks Co-Operation for Sustainible Aviation

With an open letter published on 29 June 2019, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has reached out to stakeholders in aviation to join forces in the development of sustainable solutions for the industry. Under the banner ‘Fly Responsibly’, KLM invites airlines, partners, customers and employees alike, to share in KLM’s existing sustainability practices and tools, and provide KLM with their respective insights in return. The aviation industry accounts for 2 to 3 percent of the man-made CO2 emissions in the world.…

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Bees

Fairmont Protects Bees

For almost 30 years, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has been committed to proactively protecting its local environments. In 2008, Fairmont saw an opportunity to help support honey bee health by placing beehives on rooftop gardens. Today, Fairmont’s Bee Sustainable program features over 20 honey bee apiaries and more than 20 wild pollinator bee hotels at Fairmont locations worldwide. Fairmont’s 1st foray into France with its newly opened bee hotel at Accor’s global headquarters in Paris. For guests looking to further their support of bee health…

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