Ryanair’s chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs said: “We are very pleased to our Environmental plan which includes our commitment to eliminate all non-recyclable plastics from our operations over the next five years. For customers on board, this will mean initiatives such as a switch to wooden cutlery, bio-degradable coffee cups, and the removal of plastics from our range of in-flight products We will also introduce a scheme to allow customers to offset the carbon cost of their flight through a voluntary climate charity donation online.”
He added that Ryanair would also engage with equipment manufacturers. “We’re looking at the plastic parts within the aircraft and what’s nonrecylable and how do we work with the original equipment manufacturers to move to more recyclable plastics within the aircraft and the operation.
“There will always be some kind of plastics … How far we get in terms of the 100% removal of nonrecyclable plastics we will see over the coming five years.”
The initiative comes on the back of repeated denials from the airline’s chief executive Michael O’Leary, who last year repeated that he “does not accept climate change is real”.
“I don’t accept the connection between carbon consumption and climate change. People use very short-term weather analysis to justify climate change was happening,” he told RTÉ Radio 1 last April, adding those concerns were “complete and utter rubbish”.
Source: PackagingNews || February 02, 2018 |||