LATAM Eliminates 75 Percent of Single-use Plastics



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LATAM’S changes to its economy cabin service allowed the airline to eliminate more than 1,200 tons of single-use plastics, the equivalent to 26,000 500 ml plastic bottles. After this milestone, the airline continues to seek ways to implement a more sustainable cabin. New approaches include replacing cups, cutlery and trays with more sustainable materials like bamboo cutlery, reusable trays, kraft paper packaging for cutlery and certified sustainable paper cups. “Caring for the planet is a challenge for everyone and a necessary destination for LATAM, which is why we reviewed our services and identified nearly 1,800 tons of single-use plastic on board our international flights. Our teams got involved to redefine all details of our service, making a positive change for our customers and also for our planet,” said Paulo Miranda, vice president of customers, LATAM Airlines Group. These new changes have been incorporated on all LATAM’S regional and long-haul routes. LATAM aims to eliminate 100 percent of single-use plastics used in its operations by 2023.