Latam will eliminate single-use plastics on its flights before 2023

As part of its strategy, the airline has proposed to be carbon neutral by 2050

May 5, 2021 – 2:28 pm

Latam airline presented its sustainability strategy for the coming years.

Latam will eliminate single-use plastics on its flights by 2023 as part of its new sustainability strategy. The plan was presented this Wednesday in the markets in which it operates.

The airline that has operations in Ecuador indicated that it will expand the on-board recycling program on all the group’s domestic routes and will transform all the airline’s lounges to be 100% sustainable.

Roberto Alvo, CEO of Latam Airlines Group, indicated that in order to eliminate single-use plastics, they are analyzing non-plastic alternatives and biodegradable plastics.

“Soon they will see that the packaging where the blankets and pillows go will be replaced by biodegradable bags; in two more years, we hope to eliminate single-use plastics,” said Alvo.

As part of its strategy, the airline has proposed to be carbon neutral by 2050, zero waste to landfills by 2027, and to protect iconic ecosystems in South America.

The Nature Conservancy will collaborate with Latam to identify conservation projects, protecting ecosystems such as the Amazon, the Chaco, the Orinoco Plains, the Atlantic forest and El Cerrado, among others.

Alvo indicated that in addition to working with TNC, they will approach communities and governments to identify the most necessary projects. This list of priorities will try to identify needs in the Galapagos Islands. Latam has brought COVID-19 vaccines to this destination at no cost on its solidarity plane.

In addition, the group will promote a program that will allow passengers, corporate and cargo customers the option of offsetting the CO2 emissions associated with their trips. In parallel, it will offset the same amount of CO2 emissions as customers under the 1 + 1 program. (I)

Read the original coverage from El Universo at https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/economia/latam-eliminara-plasticos-de-un-solo-uso-en-sus-vuelos-antes-del-2023-nota/


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