Green Your Plane Flight: Insist on Recycling
Tip #2: Ensure Recycling
Before giving your cup or can to the flight attendant collecting trash, ask if the plastic or aluminum will be recycled. If the answer is no (it usually is; see some amazing stats here), stash yours in your carry-on and dispose of it in the first recycling bin you see after you deplane. Later, call or write your airline’s customer-service department to urge them to implement a recycling program.