Subscribe Free
in Aircraft Interiors

Emirates introduces sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Posted 17 January 2017 · Add Comment

Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights.

Each Emirates ecoTHREAD blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. With the latest innovation, the bottles are recycled into plastic chips before being turned into yarn, creating a polar fleece material. The fine thread is then woven into soft blankets.

The environmentally-friendly blankets were designed in partnership with Buzz, the world’s leading inflight product specialists, and are part of Emirates’ continued commitment to product innovation and sustainability. Emirates already runs a green programme on board recycling aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, and clean paper products such as newspapers, magazines and cardboard cartons where possible. 

By the end of 2019, Emirates ecoTHREAD  blankets would have rescued 88 million plastic bottles from landfills– equivalent to the weight of 44 A380 aircraft. This initiative makes it the largest sustainable blanket programme on board in the airline industry. In addition, the manufacturing process of using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) reduces energy emissions by 70%.

ecoTHREAD is certified with the Intertek Green Leaf Mark by third party testing and certification body Intertek, independently verified to use 100% recycled materials.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates and Flydubai celebrate six months of successful partnership

Emirates and Flydubai has revealed strong passenger numbers for the first six months of their partnership.

Etihad Aviation Group launches initiatives to commemorate the Year of Zayed

Etihad Aviation Group has unveiled its extensive Year of Zayed initiatives which are set to be launched throughout 2018.

Emirates renews its support to Mauritius and Seychelles

Emirates has announced its renewed support to Mauritius and the Seychelles by extending its global marketing agreement with the respective Tourism Boards of the two countries.

Flydubai announces direct flights to Helsinki

Flydubai has announced services to Finland’s capital, Helsinki.

Oman Air unveils First Class suite at Arabian Travel Market

Oman Air unveiled the new First Class Mini Suite of its Dreamliner 787 -9 fleet, at the Arabian Travel Market, a key travel and tourism event taking place from 22-25 April, held in Dubai.

Global standards, collaboration are key to future of ground handling

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has highlighted three key priorities for the ground handling industry to support the growing demand for air travel: harmonizing global standards to improve safety, improving

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
MEBAA BT1004121218EBACE 2018AirportShow BT1502090518Cargo BT1004091018Istanbul Airshow BT22018SOFEX BT2018Global Aerospace BT2018ArabianTravelMkBT250418ASDubai BT1004091018GATM BT1004061118BIAS BT271017161118