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MNH features on pages 19, 20, 24 and 46 of Change Is In The Air 2017, Virgin Atlantic's Sustainability Report.

It's really great to see what a socially responsible airline can achieve with a like-minded supply partner like MNH.

Since 2008, high value recyclables in Virgin Atlantic's cabin waste have been collected and sent to us and we've helped them to reduce the total amount of this cabin waste to 453 tonnes - that’s a reduction of 43%! Together, this has been achieved through:

  • more innovative product design
  • investing in reusable rather than disposable products
  • smarter loading of products, in line with customer numbers and product use

This has resulted in:

  • meaningful work for hundreds of specialist workforces in the community
  • tonnes of product diverted from landfill
  • better quality headsets onboard AND
  • a financial saving over the disposable equivalent.

That's a Win, Win, Win!!

To read Virgin Atlantic's Sustainability Report in full click on the link below - it's a great read!

https://www.virginatlantic.com/content/dam/vaa/documents/footer/sustainability/Virgin_Atlantic_Full_Sustainability_Report_2017.pdf

Great article from Virgin Unite on plastic pollution and the impact on our oceans.

It's great to see our airline clients working with us to introduce innovate plastic-free packaging as well as reducing single use products and polythene packaging onboard!

Contact us for more information on how we can help you with plastic-free packaging solutions.

https://www.virgin.com/virgin-unite/my-journey-source-solution

The MNH team are just back from a successful World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo in Hamburg. It gets bigger and better every year and we really enjoyed showcasing ROTIX, our specially designed ERP system. ROTIX underpins the activities of our Operational teams in managing our unique supply chains to give increased cost control, financial savings and product consistency.

Now the hard work really starts... following up on all the meetings and rolling out ROTIX across our Global Network!

If you'd like to find out more about ROTIX, please contact us.

The ridiculous story of airline food and why so much ends up in landfill featured in The Guardian 1st April 2017.

Here's a snapshot from the feature but to read the article in full visit https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ridiculous-story-airline-food-why-070018782.html.

"Once a plane has landed, huge volumes of disposable items are thrown away" says Matt Rance, Chief Executive of MNH Sustainable Cabin Services, a company that advises airlines on waste reduction. “It’s almost like taking a tube, tipping it upside down, emptying it out and then saying ‘right, fill it up with new stuff again".

Cabin waste costs the industry $500m (£400m) per year, according to IATA, a figure that it says is rising faster than waste volumes thanks to growing disposal costs.

"Bringing this down will require airlines to take a different approach to procurement" says Rance. "If they can be persuaded to focus on a product’s full life cost, rather than unit price, then investing in more durable headsets or blankets and ditching disposables starts to make sense", he says.

"Designing cabin products with waste minimisation in mind can also help", he says. "Qantas, for example, is combining its charity donation envelope with its headset package, cutting one polythene bag per passenger per flight".

This year we have chosen to support one of our long-term, local community partners Outreach 3 Way as our chosen Christmas Gift Recipient in the UK. We hope they enjoy their new workshop - thanks to all our friends and staff who helped to make this possible.

In Australia MNH decided to support the Unicef Change for Good program as their Christmas Gift Recipient. Our Christmas Gift will buys much-needed mosquito nets to protect children from Malaria.

As normal we have sent Christmas ecards and instead of cutting down trees, we've planted 10!

Merry Christmas from all the team at MNH!