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- attempt to reduce pollution in the world’s oceans
Airlines in Europe may need to comply with plastics ban proposed by the European Commission, a move that is an attempt to reduce pollution in the world’s oceans.
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According to a European Commission press release, the ban would target single-use plastic commodities such as cutlery, plates, straws and drink stirrers. Some airlines have already implemented a reduction in their use of plastics. Ryanair has promised transition to using biodegradable cups, wooden cutlery and paper packaging on its aircraft by 2023. Additionally, Alaska Airlines will stop using plastic straws, and will replace single-use plastic stirrers with wooden picks in its lounges and airplanes starting July 16.
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- lead the way
- create products that the world will demand for decades to come
- precious and limited resources
Jyrki Katainen, vice president of the European Commission, outlined the benefits of banning single-use plastics in the press release.
“This is an opportunity for Europe to lead the way, creating products that the world will demand for decades to come, and extracting more economic value from our precious and limited resources,” he said.
- if all plastics are banned
- this will have a CO2 impact
However, Jon Godson, the IATA assistant director for aviation environment said that if all plastics are banned, then we end up in a situation where we have to return to ceramics and this will have a CO2 impact.
Inspired by: ‘Proposed EU Plastics Ban Set to Impact Airline Industry’, opublikowany na flyingmag.com