Twelve days after launching its sustainability strategy, LATAM Airlines Group announces that it will implement onboard recycling on all domestic flights in the countries where it operates and will carry out its uniform recycling program from Peru to the rest of the subsidiaries between now and the end of the year.
These recycling initiatives are the Group’s first milestones after announcing its sustainability plan earlier this month. It should be remembered that LATAM’s strategy for the next 30 years includes four pillars of work: environmental management, climate change, circular economy and shared value, and seeks to contribute to the conservation of ecosystems and the well-being of the people of South America.
The recycling actions involve the activation of the “Recycle Your Trip” program in Chile, which launched in 2019, and the “Second Flight” program in Peru, which has a three-year history. Both programs, which are being resumed today in these countries, fall within the circular economy pillar.
“On World Recycling Day, we are announcing two initiatives that we will soon extend to all subsidiaries. These actions willallow us to bring care for the environment to our passengers and crew and advance the goal of eliminating single-use plastics by 2023 and transform ourselves into a Group that generates zero waste to landfill by 2027,” declared the Vice President of Clients of LATAM Airlines Group, Paulo Miranda.
In the case of “Recycle Your Trip,” the crew will separate the waste generated on board between aluminum, glass and plastic on all domestic flights in Chile. Once the plane has landed, the waste will be delivered to LSG Sky Chefs, who will transport it to the different recycling points. This corporate program will launch in Ecuador in June, in Peru in August, and in Colombia and Brazil in December.
For its part, “Second Flight” is a pioneering program that was bornin Peru and involves the recycling of unused crew uniforms, which are delivered to artisans as an input for the production of products. Thanks to this program, the Group not only minimizes the impact on the environment through the conversion of textile waste, but also supports the construction of a more sustainable community through alliances, job creation and promotion of responsible consumption.
LATAM Peru has as allies SISAN artisans, who use textiles to produce handicrafts that highlight the iconographies of the Pachacamac Sanctuary. Given the success of the initiative, LATAM will implement it in Brazil and Chile in August, and in Ecuador in November.
About LATAM Group
LATAM is the leading airline group in Latin America, present in five domestic markets in the region: Brazil, Chile, Colombia,Ecuador and Peru, as well as international operations within Latin America and to Europe, the United States and the Caribbean.
The Group has a fleet of Boeing 787, Airbus A350, A321, A320neo and A319, the most modern aircraft models of its kind.
LATAM is the only airline group in America and one of the three in the world to enter the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index, where it stands out for its sustainable practices, based on economic, social and environmental criteria.
LATAM Airlines Group’s shares are traded on the Santiago deChile stock exchange. Due to the filing of Chapter 11, the ADR program is no longer listed on the NYSE. Since then, LATAM ADRs have been traded in the United States of America on OTC (over-the-counter) markets.
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