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American Airlines is First in the Air to Ban Single-Use Plastic

American Airlines is First in the Air to Ban Single-Use Plastic

American will eliminate more than 71,000 pounds of plastic per year.

American Airlines is taking the next step to reduce its impact on the environment through its initiative to reduce the amount of plastic used on board its planes and in its lounges.

Starting this month, American will eliminate straws from its lounges and instead serve drinks with a biodegradable, eco-friendly straw and wood stir stick. American will also begin transitioning to all eco-friendly atware within lounges.

In November, change is in the air when the transition from a plastic straw/stir stick that is usually oered during onboard beverage service changes to a stir stick made of sustainable and environmentally friendly bamboo.

With these changes, American will eliminate more than 71,000 pounds of plastic per year

 

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