The airline will be replaced by plastic containers with natural bamboo cutlery and compostable containers, among other innovations. Three test runs will follow.
Hotels such as Sandals Resorts and destinations such as Jamaica, are the elimination of single-use plastics, such as straws and Styrofoam in an attempt to make the protection of the oceans and the planet.
While some airlines such as Alaska Airlines has cut plastic straws, and Air New Zealand and Delta have cut plastic use, there have not been to, an airline or a flight that functioned entirely without single-use plastic items.
The Portuguese carrier Hi Fly has changed, that this week when she became the first airline to offer a one-time use of plastic-free flight on Wednesday from Lisbon to Natal, Brazil.
This means that the flight was free of plastic items such as cups, cutlery, cocktail stirrers, and food containers.
This flight was a test run for the company whose goals is to completely ban the use of single-use plastic on all of their flights in 2019.
They are planning on performing three test runs in which they will be replaced by plastic containers with natural bamboo cutlery and compostable packaging from Vegware and use of objects that are made from plant-based, renewable, low-carbon, and recycled materials.
“We can no longer avoid the impact plastic pollution has on ecosystems, as well as on human health, the” Hi Fly president Paulo Mirpuri told the Canadian television network CTV.
“We know, from the feedback we have received from the client, airlines, and passengers, that it is the right thing for the airline to do.”
This article originally appeared on TravelPulse.