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Eco-friendly Blankets



Given the massive scale of its operations, Dubai-based Emirates has taken a big step by opting to provide sustainabl­e blankets to its flyers. The blankets offered on longhaul flights, in Economy Class, are made with recycled bottles. The airline partnered with in-flight product consultant­s, Buzz, to conceptual­ise these certified ecoTHREAD blankets, each of which is made with 28 recycled bottles. According to the airline’s statistici­ans, in 2019 alone these blankets kept 88 million plastic bottles out of landfills, the same as the weight of 44 A380 aircraft. The carrier has put in place a host of other recycling initiative­s where cans, plastic containers, glass bottles, and even paper products find their way to the recycle bin.

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