easyJet introduces new cabin crew and pilot uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles

    easyJet announced (09-Aug-2021) it is introducing a new uniform for cabin crew and pilots, each made from around 45 recycled plastic bottles as part of its commitment to mitigate waste and search for innovative change beyond carbon reduction. The new uniform will be introduced into cabin crew circulation this in Aug-2021, and is manufactured by Tailored Image. The roll out across the airline is estimated to prevent around 500,000 plastic bottles from ending up as plastic waste p/a. The material is made using renewable energy sources and has a 75% lower carbon footprint than traditional polyester. The new fabric, adapted to the airline’s current style, was first trialled in 2020 for suitability in the cabin and flight deck environments. Compared to the non recycled alternative, it is more abrasion-resistant. It provides more elasticity, a four way stretch, improving fit and freedom of movement for enhanced comfort and durability. This development can lead to it being long-lasting for the wearer, reducing the need for more uniform items to be produced in the long term. Plastic has also been replaced in all clothing-related packaging in favour of recyclable and biodegradable materials, including replacing plastic collar strays with recyclable cardboard ones, plastic shirt clips with metal shirt clips, non recyclable white coated card with recyclable cardboard card and polypropylene outer shirt covers with biodegradable shirt covers. [more – original PR]

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