Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The airline industry sucks at recycling
A report by Green America details the sorry state of recycling among airlines: "The average airline passenger generates 1.3 pounds of waste per flight. This might not seem like a large amount, but in 2008 there were 678 million airline passenger trips in the United States alone, which generated over 881 million pounds of waste. Approximately 50 percent of this waste is generated on flights. Nearly 75 percent of this waste is recyclable. However only about 20 percent is recycled."
Read the full report, and then e-mail this letter to tell them you want change!