Cabin Product Recycling Takes A Whole-Picture Approach

Bag made from cabin materials

Southwest Airlines’ Repurpose with Purpose partner, Unshattered, employs women in recovery to make premium handbags and accessories out of upcycled materials such as leather seat coverings.

Credit: Southwest Airlines
Recycling in the cabin has taken on new meaning that goes beyond producing lighter-weight seats and removing single-use plastics (SUP) to looking at the full lifecycle of products—called circularity—that go into aircraft cabins from beginning to end. The term “circular economy” is an emerging...

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