Your airline meal may come served in banana leaf

The Economic Times | Oct 12, 2019 at 10:58 AM
  • From disposable headphones and plastic cutlery to food scraps and toilet waste, the average airline passenger leaves behind over three pounds of garbage.
  • To get travelers and airlines thinking — and talking — about that rather large pile of trash, a British design firm has refashioned the economy meal tray, replacing plastic with renewable materials such as coffee grounds, banana leaves and coconut wood.
  • By far the biggest environmental issue with air travel is the associated carbon emissions.