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Alaska Airlines becomes first U.S. airline to eliminate in-flight plastic cups

Plastic cups? We sent ‘em packing. Today, we’re excited to announce the completion of our transition to paper cups for inflight beverages, a move which eliminates more than 55 million plastic cups annually and replaces them with a more planet-friendly alternative.
We began the process of eliminating our five largest sources of plastic waste in 2018 by removing plastic straws and stir sticks from inflight service – a first for any airline at the time.
As part of our broader sustainability efforts, Alaska continues to pursue product innovations and supply chain advancements to achieve our 2025 goal of replacing the top five waste-producing items from onboard service and continuing to recycle. In 2021, Alaska established climate goals for its impacts in carbon, waste, and water while defining a five-part pathway to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040 to keep the places we live and fly beautiful and viable for generations to come.

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  • Daniel Waweru

    69 w

    Great progress

    • We Don't Have Time

      69 w

      Dear Peter Kamau Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Alaska Airlines and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

      • George Kariuki

        69 w

        Every small step helps, and it's inspiring to see companies like Alaska Airlines take the initiative.

        • Leticia SooHoo

          70 w

          I still stay Styrofoam in most airlines. Styrofoam and plastics should be banned.

          • Timothy Ndegwa

            71 w

            Great move towards addresing the issue of plastic pollution

            • Annett Michuki..

              71 w

              Paper cups are also from felling down trees

              • Saustine Lusanzu

                71 w

                This is good news, other companies should adapt this

                • Tabitha Kimani

                  71 w

                  Great move but they can do more.

                  • Sarah Chabane

                    71 w

                    Not enough I would say....

                  • Marine Stephan

                    71 w

                    Well, sure it is great, but what are they doing to reduce the emissions linked to the use of their planes?

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