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The Green Life: Green Your Plane Flight: Decline the Napkin

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October 05, 2009

Green Your Plane Flight: Decline the Napkin

NapkinThe airlines seem to be lagging in terms of going green. But you can still maintain responsible habits when you fly. This week’s tips tell you how.

Tip #1: Hand it Back

When your flight attendant hands you a napkin with your drink, politely decline it, explaining, if you like, that you'd prefer to save the paper.

Even better, write to the airlines to urge them to train flight attendants to offer napkins rather than giving them without asking; point out that this can save untold numbers of trees, plus some corporate cash. To find contact information for your airline, go to this link and click on "Airline Consumer Contacts."

Tip #2: Ensure Recycling

Tip #3: Pack Light

Tip #4: Offset

Tell us: How do you go green when you fly?

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