Consumers are more conscious and selective with their food choices, a behavior forging radical change in food retail. They want to understand what they're eating and that what they're eating is good for them and our planet.
FlyGREEN has a narrow focus within this retail food revolution, airline snacks!
Our company began from a single question...is it possible to create an overall better in-flight snack that taste delicious, is good for earth, low-cost, remarkable and a net-positive for passenger airlines?
Indeed it is.
Below are a few creative and sustainable actions airlines have taken...
Some Airlines are UP-CYCLing their old seat leather
Reclaimed leather from replaced airplane seats will fly again as carry-on bags, thanks to a collaboration between Alaska Airlines and an innovative design team.
Alaska’s discarded leather found new life in the hands of Mariclaro, which makes bags and accessories from sustainable materials. Other airlines such as Delta and Southwest have donated as well.
NetJets europe's sustainable food packaging
NetJets Europe has begun giving passengers their meals in a box made from sustainable-source bamboo, along with wooden cutlery and porcelain containers, all of which can be reused. The lids are biodegradable. The packaging is part of the fractional provider's effort to reduce the carbon footprint of its services.
Most Nutritious US Airlines
Air france's new sleek in-flight cutlery
France Bans All Plastic Dishware Starting in 2020
Disposable plates, bowls, and forks must all be plant-based and compostable. The Associated Press reports that France has enacted a ban on all plastic dishes, cups, and utensils. The ban goes into effect in 2020, after which all disposable utensils and dishes must be made of biological, rather than petroleum-based, material.
More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050
Despite the growing demand, just 5% of plastics are recycled effectively, while 40% end up in landfill and a third in fragile ecosystems such as the world’s oceans.
Much of the remainder is burned, generating energy, but causing more fossil fuels to be consumed in order to make new plastic bags, cups, tubs and consumer devices demanded by the economy.