Bangkok Airways breathes new life into used uniforms

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Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited reinforces its commitment to sustainable development promoting the campaign “Fly Net Zero 2050” through various projects and one of the latest projects is a creative recycling of products made from used staff uniforms.

Products recycled include aprons for the staff of the airport lounges, cloth bags and water cup bags. It is estimated that the project will contribute to reducing the carbon dioxide (CO2) of approximately 307.44 kilograms. In addition to this, the airline is also implementing a project “drop boxto encourage passengers to participate and be part of Bangkok Airway’s sustainability journey. Drop Box is a station where passengers can drop off used bottles or recyclable materials which the airline will further manage in accordance with its waste management procedures. Currently, Drop Box stations are located in Bangkok Airways’ boutique lounges (domestic and international) at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

“To further reinforce our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our operations as well as the commitment of major global airlines to achieve 2050 Net Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions, we have therefore launched a used uniform recycling project, in which we invited our staff to donate their used uniforms so that we can transform these old uniforms into new products through recycling processes”comments Ms. Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth, Executive Committee Member and Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility, Bangkok Airways PCL. “This project not only promotes the idea of ​​circular economy as we take something already made and then turn it into a new item to use in our business which is a limited edition apron for our airport lounge attendants , but also emphasizes our “Love Earth – Save Earth” where we focus on climate change management and waste management. »

Bangkok Airways strives to highlight its sustainability slogan “Connect Your Happiness”, which involves the coordinated efforts of the entire value chain. The used uniform recycling project is a collaboration between Bangkok Airways and Circular Industry Company Limited, where 150 kilograms of used uniforms were sorted by color and went through the process of producing new fabrics without bleaching to avoid impact negative on the environment, including PM2.5 particles that can appear during a process of dissolving used uniforms. Upcycling is the creative recovery of materials of all kinds, fabrics or clothes, the techniques transforming used clothes into new and environmentally friendly products.

This initiative also helps to educate our passengers on the importance of sorting waste and how to do it efficiently through our demonstration of the “Drop Box”», says the press release. All the plastic bottles collected at our drop box stations will be turned over to the Circular Industry Company Ltd. for their plastic fiber conversion process. This will not only help to utilize recyclable materials, but also add value to what used to be called “waste”.

“Furthermore, to continue our project ‘Waste Segregation for Wonderful Benefits’, Bangkok Airways will set up waste sorting bins inside the boutique passenger lounges (domestic and international) at Suvarnabhumi Airport. in September this year, and then we will implement the same practice at other airports under the leadership of Bangkok Airways later, to collect more recyclable materials and reduce non-recyclable waste”Ms. Ariya added.

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