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LATAM ends the year with a 77% reduction in plastic use and is approaching its 2023 target

The LATAM group will close 2022 with an important advance in its journey towards sustainability. That is because the company has already managed to reduce single-use plastic by 77%. This achievement was possible thanks to the replacement of the material used in cups, cutlery, and trays with bamboo fiber cutlery, reusable trays, kraft paper packaging, and paper cups in the Economy cabin on international flights. With this measure alone, more than 1,200 tons of single-use plastic were eliminated. In the Premium Business cabin, the company has adopted reusable bags to hold the rest items along with the new more sustainable amenities kits for passengers, which offer bamboo fiber toothbrush with sugar cane packaging, kraft paper packaging for earplugs ear and stockings and eye patches made of recycled plastic. In addition, in partnership with eureciclo, it carried out the environmental compensation of 92 tons of waste generated by the company on board its flights to and from 12 Brazilian airports without a selective collection service. For comparison purposes, this volume of waste would be capable of filling almost two Boeing 767 cargo aircraft and income generation for the seamstresses of the Revoada impact business and the Costurando Sonhos Brasil project. All these actions are connected with the Circular Economy pillar of the LATAM group, which aims to eliminate all single-use plastics from its flights by 2023 and to be a company with zero waste to landfills by 2027. – LATAM encerra ano com redução de 77% no uso de plástico e se aproxima de meta para 2023 – AEROFLAP