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Alaska Airlines Replaces Single-Use Plastic Bottles With Boxed Water

Sustainability News Airports + Flying
by Jori Ayers May 6, 2021

Alaska Airlines and Boxed Water have partnered up to create a new sustainable way to give you water on your next flight.

The two have teamed up to focus on the ongoing issue of plastic waste pollution. Beginning this month, Alaska Airlines is going to provide First Class passengers with Boxed Water instead of the usual plastic water bottles.

Boxed Water’s cartons are 92 percent plant-based and “According to independent life cycle analyses, Boxed Water also has a 36% lower carbon footprint and 43% less fossil fuel use than their plastic counterparts,” the press release explained.

The partnership between the airline and Boxed Water will help remove a staggering 7.2 million plastic bottles a year.

Alaska Airlines is the first airline to use this type of method to reduce the usage of single-use plastic bottles on their flights.

The serving of Boxed Water has launched on Alaska’s Horizon Air operated flights and will now begin to come out in phases and eventually be provided on all Alaska flights throughout the summer and will begin with first class.

“We are proud to partner with Alaska Airlines to decrease the impact of the travel industry on the environment,” said Daryn Kuipers, CEO and co-founder of Boxed Water. “Recycling efforts are essential, but they are not enough. People are starting to travel again, and we’re thrilled to offer Alaska flyers a less impactful alternative to plastic bottles.”

In 2018 Alaska Airlines was the first airline to eliminate plastic straws and stir sticks and by 2040, the airline hopes to achieve a net-zero carbon emissions.

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