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HK Express is set to launch a range of sustainable inflight meal boxes and cups set to launch in September 2020. After a rigorous selection and testing process, the airline will choose which materials to use when creating its’ new inflight dining ware.
Over the years, HK Express has made continuous efforts to integrate more environmentally friendly practices and products into the travel experience.
The airline is currently evaluating bamboo and kraft paper for their meal boxes, each product has excellent benefits.
- Kraft paper is exceptionally strong, is chlorine-free and biodegrades in a few weeks.
- Bamboo requires zero pesticides, chemical fertilisers or irrigation to cultivate is anti-bacterial, and doubles as an air purifier.
“We might be suspending our flight operations due to COVID-19 situation at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped us from working hard to reduce our airline’s carbon footprint, apply circular principles and reduce waste at every opportunity,” said Mandy Ng, CEO of HK Express.
The airline is planning to replace its cups with a sustainable alternatives such as PEFC-certified paper with a PLA coating, or FSC-certified paper with PE coating.
PLA is plant-based material derived from corn starch and sugar cane it can biodegrade in six months in a high-temperature environment. By choosing either PEFC- or FSC-certified products, the airline hopes to do its’ part to help protect the world’s forests from deforestation.