Today, Qantas announced it’s intention to ratchet up their existing recycling program to include eight and a half million bottles, cups, tumblers and cans per year–and that’s just from their domestic flights. Qantas will also add paper, cardboard and glass to their program including material used in some of the Qantas Club airport lounges.
The new initiative aims to reduce the airline’s landfill contributions by 25 percent before 2011. Most airlines already have some kind of recycling program in place, however this new effort represents a higher standard that will hopefully inspire some of the lazier companies to move forward. Anything to making air travel a little less awful for the environment.