SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): All Nippon Airways, commonly known as ANA, has launched a recycling campaign with a leading plastics trading company, Sojitz Pla-Net, to reduce the disposal of plastic waste. The partnership marks the first recycling campaign to be ever launched by a Japanese airline. Let’s have a closer look at the project. ANA has teamed up with a leading plastics trading company, Sojitz Pla-Net, to launch a recycling campaign aiming to reduce plastic disposal. The initiative consists of the collection of used plastic cargo coverings; these are then converted into recyclable plastic goods, which will be used by the ANA Group. The process involves the following steps:
ANA’s announced partnership with Sojitz Pla-Net is a novelty in the Japanese aviation industry; ANA is the first airline in this country to adopt such an innovative and sustainable approach to operations.The recycling initiative is part of ANA’s medium-to-long-term environmental plan. The Group aims to reduce the disposal rate of various resources by at least 70% between 2019 and 2030, on the path to achieving zero waste by 2050.