LATAM to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics by 2023

LATAM will eliminate its single-use plastics by 2023, the Santiago, Chile-based carrier announced last week.

Beginning June 1, international flights started to use reusable bags to cover the rest items in Premium Business cabins. The carrier introduced new “eco kits” for that class as well in February. Changes in the Economy cabin will begin “in the coming weeks” and include glasses, cutlery and tableware being replaced with reusable and/or recyclable materials, and bags for blankets and rest items are “gradually being replaced,” according to the airline.

LATAM estimates that the changes will eliminate more than 1,000 tons of single-use plastics, or the equivalent of 36,000 500 ml plastic bottles, according to the carrier.

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