This will look great on the sofa…
Emirates released an amazing announcement today; they have just introduced sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
With questions over aviation and oil and the affects it has on our climate, the largest airline in the Middle East has taken one huge step in the right direction with this sustainable directive.
Emirates used a new technology called ecoTHREAD ™ to create the blankets
Available in Economy class on all long-haul flights each blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles…amazing!
The new technology creates yarn from plastic chips (which came from bottles) which in turn creates a polar fleece material. This thread is then woven into soft blankets.
Emirates released this infographic
A sustainable future…
By 2019 Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blankets would have rescued 88 million plastic bottles from landfills which is the equivalent to the weight of 44 A380 aircraft.
This initiative makes it the largest sustainable blanket programme on board in the airline industry. Amazing work Emirates!