Airline’s eco-blanket cover is no yarn
YOU CAN now jet off in comfort while making a contribution towards sustainability.
Emirates Airlines has introduced new sustainable blankets made from recycled material.
Those travelling economy class on all the airline’s long-haul flights will be able to snuggle up with the blanket, which is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
“The soft and warm blankets are made using eco-THREAD-patented technology,” said Southern Africa Emirates regional manager Fouad Caunhye.
He said each blanket was made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. “The bottles are recycled into plastic chips before being turned into yarn, creating a polar fleece material.” Then the fine thread is woven into soft blankets.
Caunhye said that in the long term, the eco-friendly blankets would make a substantial impact on the environment.
“By the end of 2019, the blankets will have rescued 88 million plastic bottles from landfills… this initiative makes it the largest sustainable blanket programme in the airline industry.”