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Airline Cabin Waste Is Aviation’s Other Environmental Crisis

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Huge amounts of plastic and food waste end up in landfill or incinerated. Some airlines are trying to tackle the problem, but it's complicated. Boarding a plane, you settle into a seat, perhaps pulling a blanket and pillow from plastic wrapping to get more comfortable. (www.huffpost.com) More...

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ianmcdonell
ian mcdonell 1
Easy solution - make people pay for all consumables on all flights
watkinssusan
with the exception of first class,on short haul flights,people already pay for snacks or sandwiches..beverages are served in different ways,and both plastic and paper cups are used..water is still in plastic bottles...people may forgo food, but most at least want a drink of water or a coke or a cup of coffee or a glass ofjuice as part of their airfare..
dee9bee
dee9bee 0
Typical Huffington Post whining. Suppose we use glass instead of plastic...Glass equals more weight, more fuel burned, more emissions.

We recycle in our city. With other countries refusing our 'refuse' now, much of our garbage ends up in the landfill anyway. They won't accept glass or paper at all now.
bentwing60
bentwing60 4
Ever order breakfast at Micky D's with a side order? Incredible amount of detritus, mostly plastic, so lets guilt the great unwashed for flying 'coach' when the G whizzes are flyin off the shelves at $65 mil. a pop!
Jackx9
Don Quixote -6
Huffington Post is huffing and puffing once again, whining about the world ending in 12 years all because of peanut plastic wrappers on flights
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle -3
When everything is a "Crisis", nothing is..............

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