Emirates in packaging initiative

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) has introduced a new packaging solution to further reduce waste across its food manufacturing operations.

The company has replaced cardboard packaging with reusable crates to store and transport an average of 100,000 inflight meals daily. As a result of its newest environmental initiative, EKFC will save 750 tonnes of cardboard waste, the equivalent of 260,000 square metres of mature woodland, annually.

Saeed Mohammed, Chief Executive Office of Emirates Flight Catering, said: "We are committed to operating with a mindset of efficiency and environmental sustainability. In addition to our vertical farming and solar power projects, our new packaging solution is already the third key initiative we have launched in a year to reduce our environmental footprint and deliver more value for our stakeholders. We continue to challenge our processes and work practices to ensure the highest possible level of environmental efficiency across our operations."

EKFC recognises that responsible environmental practices are core to its long-term success and it is committed to using resources in a sustainable manner and minimising the environmental impact of its operations across all activities.

This September EKFC announced that it successfully commissioned a state-of-the-art solar power system across its premises. It is expected to generate 4,195 megawatt-hours of electricity annually, allowing the company to meet 15% of its energy demand across its laundry, food manufacturing and staff accommodation facilities through renewable energy generation. Consequently, EKFC's carbon dioxide emissions will decrease by 3 million kilogrammes annually - the equivalent of the annual electricity use of 518 family homes.


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