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Airline Trash Landings

Posted in Policies by Devin Maeztri on October 28th, 2008

The section below is republished with permission from the Going Solar Transport Newsletter #82, 21 October 2008, compiled by Stephen Ingrouille. Going Solar newsletter provides an excellent commentary on local sustainable transport issues in Melbourne.

“Years after recycling became second nature at home, the aviation industry is taking the first steps to introduce recycling on flights and in airports. These early moves – including a Virgin Blue trial of in-flight recycling and the installation of recycling bins at Sydney Airport – follow a report that found American airlines throw out enough aluminium cans every year to build 58 new 747 jets.

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