Recycling plans in the UAE are slowly becoming more and more visible and accessible, and the region's most prominent airline is the latest to get on board with the country's eco-friendly initiative.
Announced earlier this week, Emirates Airlines has introduced new blankets to Economy Class on all long-haul flights, and they're made totally from recycled plastic bottles. Each blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles, and by the end of 2019, Emirates will have reused 88 million plastic bottles from landfills--a weight equivalent to 44 A380 jets.
According to Emirates, "the environmentally-friendly blankets were designed in partnership with Buzz, the world's leading inflight product specialists, and are part of Emirates' continued commitment to product innovation and sustainability."
This isn't Emirates' first foray into making the world a greener, cleaner place: the award-winning airline also runs a green program, in which they recycle aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, and other paper products in-flight.
See the infographic below to see what a change these sustainable blankets will make-- and let's hope other airlines follow in Emirates' footsteps.