Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

British Airways To Eliminate 700 Tonnes Of Single-Use Plastic This Year


British Airways, the flag carrier of the United Kingdom, has just announced that it plans to remove 700 tonnes of single-use plastic from its flights over the course of 2020. The company will be swapping disposable plastic items for “more sustainable” alternatives, such as recyclable or reusable materials. It comes as aviation companies have come under fire for their wasteful practices contributing to the global plastic pollution crisis, as well as their responsibility over carbon emissions fuelling the climate emergency. British Airways has declared that it will eliminate 700 tonnes of disposable plastic – equivalent to over 1 billion single-use plastic items – from its flights this year. The company had previously set out to remove 90 tonnes worth of single-use plastic, but its latest plan now scales up their initial pledge by more than 700%. “Our customers have told us we want to see these changes,” said Kate Tanner, customer experience manager at British Airways. Among some of the measures British Airways plans to implement include swapping out of plastic stirrers for bamboo alternatives, reducing plastic in its business class Club World amenity kits, using paper wrapping for blankets and headsets, taking out inflight retail plastic bags and using water bottles made from 50% recycled plastic

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