Icelandair reduces annual use of disposable plastic by 20 tons

Icelandair has made this announcement:

Icelandair Group’s corporate responsibility strategy puts great emphasis on reducing the airline’s environmental footprint. One of the projects Icelandair is working on now is to greatly reduce the use of Single use plastics onboard. A large step in that direction is the recent decision to minimize the use of bottled water. The airline estimates this change will reduce the use of plastic by up to 20 tons per year, compared to 2019.

Icelandair had planned to make this change in 2020, but it was delayed because of changes in onboard service related to COVID-19 safety measures. In 2019, Icelandair passengers used 1.6 million bottles of water. Icelandair is still committed to offering excellent service, and passengers will of course be offered water, free of charge.

This is one of many projects Icelandair is working on towards a greener and more sustainable future. Icelandair Group’s corporate responsibility strategy is based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The company has focus on four of the UN‘s Sustainable Development Goals; Responsible Consumption and Production (Goal 12), Climate Action (Goal 13), Gender Equality (Goal 5), and Decent Work and Economic Growth (Goal 8).