Updated on Thursday, 26 August 2021 – 13:40
Each suit of your crew will be made from 45 recycled plastic bottles
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The airline company easyJet has released new uniforms for its pilots and crews that are made with 45 recycled plastic bottles each. With this measure the airline prev reuse about half a million bottles per year.
The new uniform is manufactured by Tailored Image with a high-tech material that is manufactured with renewable energy sources and has a 75% lower carbon footprint than traditional polyester. The fabric of the uniforms was tested last year for suitability in the cockpit of the plane. Compared to the non-recycled alternative, it is more resistant to abrasion and offers greater elasticity and durability, reducing the need to produce more units in the long run.
Another of the measures adopted by the airline is the plastic replacement on all items related to clothing to integrate more recyclable and biodegradable materials. For example, the plastic neck braces have been replaced by others made of recyclable cardboard; plastic clamps for shirts by metal clamps; from non-recyclable white cardboard to recyclable cardboard and has also moved from outer polypropylene shirt sleeves to biodegradable sleeves.
The initiative is part of EasyJet’s strategy to reduce plastic on board, for example with the introduction of a small plant-based bowl as support for the sachets to the elimination of more than 27 million plastic items from the offer available on board in 2020. In addition, it compensates its customers with a discount 50 cents on hot drinks if you bring your reusable cup.
EasyJet Cabin Services Director Tina Milton has stated that climate change is a problem “for everyone” so the airline works to identify where it can reduce carbon emissions and waste. “We are very happy to launch this new uniform made with recycled plastic bottles and to present it to our pilots and fellow cabin crew members. We know that sustainability is an important issue for them and also for our customers,” he highlighted.
Looking to the future, it is a priority to reduce the carbon footprint in the short term and in that sense it has indicated that they are working with Wright Electric and Airbus, with whom they have established “ambitious schedules for this type of aircraft to be for commercial use and to be become a reality. ”
Since 2000, EasyJet has reduced carbon emissions by more than a third for every kilometer flown per passenger. Initiatives have included the introduction of rugs, strollers and lightweight seats, single-engine maneuvers, and the elimination of paper aircraft manuals.
In 2019 it began to operate carbon-neutral flights throughout its network by offsetting the carbon emissions of the fuel used on all its flights through schemes accredited by two of the highest verification standards, Gold Standard and Verified. Carbon Standard.
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