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Beyond the Straw: Delta Removes Single-Use Plastics Onboard

To be more environmental-friendly, Delta is continuing the removal of single-use plastic items, including stir sticks, wrappers, utensils and straws from its aircraft and Delta Sky Clubs. The ongoing effort comes on the heels of the airline's leading move to remove plastic wrap from international Main Cabin cutlery in April, and is expected to eliminate more than 300,000 pounds in plastic waste annually – that's more than the weight of two Boeing 757 aircraft. Delta is already replacing plastic straws and stir sticks in Delta Sky Clubs with bamboo drink stirrers and birch stir sticks, while customers onboard will see the elimination of red plastic straws and stir sticks in favor of the same alternatives starting in mid-2019. Together, the changes will eliminate more than 183 million plastic straws and stir sticks from Delta's aircraft and clubs. Compostable straws will be available in clubs for customers upon request. Non-compostable plates, utensils, bowls and buffet dishware are currently being replaced with compostable alternatives (started in Seattle in 2016). Delta One Tumi amenity kits will no longer have outer plastic wrappers As of April 2018, international Main Cabin plastic-wrapped utensils no longer have an outer plastic wrapper and are rolled in a napkin instead. Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 304 destinations in 52 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.

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Sep 21, 2022

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Sep 30, 2022

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Oct 24, 2022

Wonderful event and topics discussed, hopefully we see the manifestations in our African airline businesses in the nearest future. Kudos to you all.


Nov 10, 2022

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Nov 18, 2022

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Dec 04, 2022