relaunched the packaging of its New Nordic by SAS food concept
with a new design and more sustainable materials which will save
up to 51 tons of plastic per year.
Some form of plastic is often necessary
due to food safety requirements. Therefore, the suppliers of SAS
have come up with a solution that replaces the inside plastic
container of the cube with a paper one. It is made of FSC
approved paper with a plastic coating, made from organic
plant-based plastic instead of oil-based plastic.
“Every day we develop our service
offering and constantly evaluate everything we load onboard. We
remove what is not needed and work to find innovative solutions
for our materials and packaging,” said Karl Sandlund, EVP & Chief
Commercial Officer. “The New Nordic by SAS food concept served in
the cube is an excellent example of how we align our onboard
services with our sustainability goals. It is one of many steps
toward a more sustainable aviation – the most significant actions
being the renewal of our fleet, increasing biofuel use and
supporting the development of electric aircraft.”
cutlery kit in the cube has also been changed. The new kits are
adapted to each meal in order to minimize use of resources,
meaning that each piece of cutlery is offered only if needed. It
will be launched gradually starting in December 2019 and by May
2020 the new cutlery will be found in every cube.
plant-based plastic used in the cutlery is made from vegetable
oil, which is processed by natural fermentation and
micro- organisms into a raw material that is compostable. SAS is
proud to be the first in presenting this innovative solution for
single use cutlery, the only plastic solution compliant with the
European SUP (Single Use Plastics) directive.
putting the wet wipe in each cube, it will now be offered upon
request. Instead of a plastic wrap to contain the cutleries, paper
napkins made from recycled material will be used for wrapping.
Replacing materials is an important part of SAS work as every
step counts on the journey towards more sustainable air travel.
Other initiatives include the removal off tax-free
sales and increased availability of pre-order meals to reduce
waste and weight.
Hotel Waste, Single-Use Plastic and Climate Change - Interview