Kuwait's low-cost airline introduced biodegradable cutlery across its network to meet sustainability goals
Jazeera Airways has introduced sustainable cutlery on all flights across its network of 64 destinations.
By changing from plastic cutlery to 100% biodegradable alternatives, Jazeera will reduce 300kg of plastic on its flights each month.
The cutlery manufactured by Dubai-based Palmade is made from natural materials including date palm trees leaves. The materials are certified biodegradable and compostable.
Earlier in the year, Jazeera also switched from plastic stirrers to wooden ones as a part of its sustainable practices.
The airline is the first low-cost carrier in the Middle East to switch from plastic to eco-friendly in-flight food service ware.
Jazeera Airways chief executive officer Rohit Ramachandran said: “As a low-cost carrier, we have to be cost conscious in our business, but we are also mindful of our ethical, social and environmental accountability. In the last few years, we have taken small steps towards sustainability and continue to stay focused on reducing or offsetting our carbon emissions. Our ultimate goal is to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.”
The airline has also invested in the new Expliseat TiSeat E2 seat model, which will deliver a substantial weight saving of 1.2 metric tons per aircraft, reducing jet fuel consumption and increasing passenger capacity. Roll out of these seats on Jazeera Airways’ aircraft is expected to begin in 2024.
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