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Chinese Communist Party members visit Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte met with Communist Party of China (CPC) officials led by Chongqing party chief Chen Min’er in Malacañang on Monday. Duterte entertained his guests at the Palace’s Music Room, according to a news release by Malacañang. Chen is a protégé of...

Pedophile nabbed in Pampanga

Immigration operatives arrested an American national over alleged pedophilia cases in Angeles City, Pampanga. Authorities said 49 year-old Samuel Thompson was arrested in a subdivision in the city. Thompson is a convicted sex offender and authorities have been hunting...

New Pixel smartphone launch by Google expected in October

Google has sent out invitation to an event next month that would mark new innovations developed by the company, according to a report by the Agence-France Presse. Among the items is a new Pixel smartphone, which is the company's challenge to the recently launched...

Swiss national, Pinay wife arrested in drug buy-bust in Caloocan

Authorities have arrested a Swiss national and his Filipina wife in a drug buy-bust operation in Caloocan City. Police authorities said that they were able to “buy” three sachets of suspected shabu inside the suspects’ residence. The couple's housemaid was also...

Emirates airline commits to reducing single-use plastic on board

by | Feature, Lifestyle, Travel

Jun. 17, 19 | 3:13 pm

(WAM) — Emirates airline has made a network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics on board its aircraft. As of 1st June, eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced and all Emirates flights will soon be plastic straw-free.

The airline has been working on various long-term sustainability initiatives. In addition to plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks, and stirrers will also be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end of the year. From August, plastic bags used for Inflight Retail purchases will also be replaced with paper bags. These initiatives will remove an estimated 81.7 million single-use plastic items from landfill each year.

Trials have been conducted on Emirates flights to explore various recycling initiatives on board and Emirates staff and cabin crew constantly give feedback and suggestions on other environmentally friendly ideas.

As part of its long-term vision and fuelled by a cabin crew member’s suggestion, the airline has been segregating large plastic bottles on board to be recycled in Dubai and the rest of the world. This diverts an estimated three tonnes or about 150,000 plastic bottles from landfill in Dubai each month.

A full review of the plastics on board has been conducted and over the next few months, the airline will gradually implement other initiatives to tackle plastic waste.

In 2017, Emirates introduced ecoTHREAD blankets made from recycled plastic bottles for its Economy Class cabin. Each blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles and by the end of this year, Emirates would have saved 88 million plastic bottles from landfill from this initiative alone.

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Pedophile nabbed in Pampanga

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New Pixel smartphone launch by Google expected in October

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Skip crowd queues at GITEX Shopper 2019

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