easyJet introduces reusable cups and cutlery for flight crew

easyJet introduces reusable cups and cutlery for flight crew

Sustainability

All 14,000 easyJet cabin crew and pilots are making the switch to 100% reusable cutlery and cups, with the full rollout expected to conclude in January 2024. This move aims to prevent the waste of 10 million single-use items annually, equivalent to 71 tonnes of various materials.

Following a successful trial earlier this year, the transition to reusable items will extend across the entire fleet, covering all crew members based in the EU, Switzerland, and the UK.

As an 'industry first', this shift aligns with easyJet's commitment to lowering the environmental impact of its operations. New crew members will receive a cup and cutlery set as part of their uniform allocation.

The airline is also exploring initiatives to reduce waste for passengers on board its aircraft, as confirmed by an easyJet spokesperson to LARA.

Photo credit: easyJet / Ollie Jarman Photo

In the previous financial year, easyJet removed 11.5 million single-use plastic items, introduced a recycling program for dry stores, and implemented packaging changes estimated to save two tonnes of plastic waste annually. These efforts reflect easyJet's ongoing focus on environmental responsibility and sustainability.

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