Air India to stop using single-use plastic on flights

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Single-use plastics such as cutlery and pouches will be removed from Air India flights and replaced by paper or wooden versions.

Debt-ridden Air India said Thursday it will stop using single-use plastic and replace packaging with eco-friendly paper and wooden cutlery, as the government ramps up its"clean India" mission.

The national flag carrier said water bottles with 200ml capacity would be immediately replaced by larger 1,500ml containers. "In the first phase it will implement it in all flights of Air India Express and Alliance Air flights," the airline's spokesman Dhananjay Kumar told AFP.The government is expected to launch a national campaign in mid-September through three phases -- an awareness drive, the collection of single-use plastics, and its recycling.

India generates around 5.6 million tonnes of plastic waste annually, according to government figures.

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