16 Jul '11, 3pm

Tell Airlines to Increase Their Recycling!

Subject: Please increase your airline's recycling Dear Airline Executive: As an airline passenger who cares about the environment, I would like to see your airline increase your recycling efforts. The airline industry as a whole generates 880 million pounds of waste annually from US airline passengers, with half of this coming from in-flight waste. While 75 percent of this waste is recyclable, only about 20 percent ever is recycled. Clearly more needs to be done. I'm urging your airline to do its part. First, decrease the waste generated on flights by reducing packaging and materials. Second, increase the amount of recyclable and/or compostable materials on your flights. Third, increase your reuse of materials on flights (including headsets and magazines). Fourth, educate your airline crews and passengers to take part in recycling. Fifth, work towards recycling or composti...

Full article: http://www.greenamerica.org/takeaction/airline/

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