Glasses of drinks in replace for plastic cups served in the SUP-free flight of Bamboo Airways on June 5. Photo courtesy of Bamboo Airways. For major carriers in the country have joined the national campaign against the plastic epidemic by becoming part of the Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance. Vietnam Airlines said they have starte using paper cups and biodegradable alternatives for trash bags and blanket wraps. The national carrier said in a press release that it is also opting for other go-green materials for their in-flight products, including non-woven fabric and bioplastic made with wheat or corn flour. “The change will be permanent, and we are working on a step-by-step blueprint for the long-term shift,” a Vietnam Airlines representative said. But it will not be a sweeping change all at once, “since eco-friendly products in Vietnam are still quite scarce and expensive,” the representative said. The airline is currently working with a manufacturer in Vietnam who supplies such products to Japan and Europe. Newcomer Bamboo Airways already sent its first “green” flight to the sky on June 5. The flight from Hanoi to the south-central town of Quy Nhon was operated free of single-use plastic (SUP) items, with food portions wrapped in… Read full this story
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