Reduce, reuse and recycle

Oh wow. Talk about the 3Rs. Shocking were the words used for this story on the web a few months back. Can you imagine drinking a glass of wine poured from this bottle? True. True that there could have been good reasons for doing so. And perhaps readers who know better can comment. But today our focus is on airline waste. So maybe the attendant was not wrong in doing what she apparently did.

You’ve heard about the amount of waste we (ie humans) have generated. There are many a statistic, and one claims that we purchase a million bottles of plastic every minute! Wow. Can you imagine the volume of trash that is building up. This reminds us of the animated feature “Wall-e”. Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth. The story is that by the year 2805 the planet is contaminated with too much waste.

Think we’ll last that long?

There is a guardian article (here) that suggests that 5.2 million tonnes of airline waste is generated every year. And that some airlines are finally attempting to help reduce this load. A wonderful development in our opinion. Here’s a thought. While we do not support budget airlines with no frills at all such as catering, how about making it mandatory for passengers to choose their meals and drinks ahead?

It may sound draconian, but packaged and marketed appropriately (heheh, occupation hazard) this can become a ‘feature’. That way, airlines can work seamlessly with catering companies to prepare the right meals, reducing the “buffer” stock of meals they need to carry with them on the plane. We probably can’t bring back the use of metal utensils on flights anymore (perhaps except in business and first), but perhaps a move towards bio-degradable ones could help?

Wouldn’t you support efforts to reduce waste from your flying?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

12 thoughts on “Reduce, reuse and recycle”

  1. You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation but I to find this matter to be actually something that I believe I would never understand. It sort of feels too complicated and very extensive for me. I am taking a look forward on your next publish, I will attempt to get the dangle of it!

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    1. Well it is really very simple.
      Most folks make things more complex than they should be. The key is simplicity. Don’t need it? Don’t buy it. Improvising is possible? Do it. Start small, and it will grow.

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    1. Well, since airline booking require us to make so many choices anyway, seats (main cabin or wing), priority check-in/security, might as well make us choose the food we need ahead, so’d we not have to make payments onboard!

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  3. In 1972, I oversaw the creation of one of America’s first major recycling projects in Sacramento, California. Here we are decades later, still struggling with the same problem. It seems we are almost incapable of learning. –Curt

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