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Airline introduces plastic blankets

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Air passengers can now look forward to using blankets with a conscience in their flights. Emirates airline has introduced environmentally friendly blankets in their flights.

Each blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. 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.

By the end of 2019, the blankets would have rescued 88 million plastic bottles from landfills– equivalent to the weight of 44 A380 aircraft.

The blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology.

The blankets were designed in partnership with Buzz, the world’s leading inflight product specialists.

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Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles.Each Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles.

Other Eco-friendly projects run by the airline include on board recycling aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, and clean paper products such as newspapers, magazines and cardboard cartons where possible.

In addition, the manufacturing process of using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) reduces energy emissions by 70 percent.

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