100 Million reasons to choose Qantas

Qantas is set to become the world's first airline to reuse, recycle and compost at least three-quarters of its general waste by the end of 2021. This plan includes the removal of more than 100 million single-use plastic items from flights and lounges each year by the end of 2020.

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said that business had a responsibility to lead on environmental issues. Some examples of changes to be implemented across Qantas, QantasLink and Jetstar from later this year include:

  • Introducing coffee cups that can recycled or composted.
  • Eliminating single-use plastics by switching to alternative packaging.
  • Removing unnecessary paper and going digital.
  • Increasing donation or composting food.
  • Recycling of old uniforms.

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