Air New Zealand recovers more than 890 tonnes of waste in two years under 'Project Green'

16 February, 2020

Air New Zealand announced (17-Feb-2020) it diverted more than 890 tonnes of inflight waste from landfill under the 'Project Green' glass recycling and product use waste reduction initiative, which launched in late 2017. Under the programme, unused items can be put onto a subsequent flight provided they come off the aircraft sealed and untouched. The carrier has recovered 85 tonnes of water bottles, more than 11.5 million plastic glasses and more than four million sticks of sugar. The airline runs 'Project Green' in collaboration with LSG Sky Chefs and New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries. Data captured from the project in Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and Los Angeles also helps the companies better assess flight loading requirements and seek opportunities to reduce waste at the source. [more - original PR]