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The Green Life: Green Your Plane Flight: Insist on Recycling

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October 06, 2009

Green Your Plane Flight: Insist on Recycling

Recycle plastic cups The 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 #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.

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