Self-Regulation

Airline Companies Ban Plastic Packaging

Portuguese airline company Hi Fly implements a ban on single-use plastic items, following  the examples of Heathrow Airport, Thomas Cook and Virgin Australia.

The company ran its first plastic-free in-flight service (27 December 2018) during a journey from Portugal to Brazil.

Passengers and staff were prohibited from using single-use plastic items such as carrier bags, disposable cutlery and sick bags, with bamboo and paper alternatives being made available.

The company will trial a range of bio-based plastic alternatives, before rolling them out across its fleet later this year.

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