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!
MNH supported Outreach 3 Way in keeping their sheltered workshop open providing valuable, meaningful work for their specialist workforce.
MNH has worked with Outreach for over 15 yeas but new regulations and increasing pressure on this workshop had forced the charity's management into closing it. In the spirit of this long-term partnership, MNH was able to provide a funding solution and together with the MNH team provided the materials and labour to redecorate and reopen the unit, much to the delight of the Outreach team and their workforce.
Many thanks to everyone who helped to make this happen.
MNH recently commissioned an independent research study amongst long-haul airline passengers to assess their behaviours in respect of IFE and their preferences with regards to IFE headsets.
The results show that banded headsets are preferred to in-ear for all aspects surveyed, including sound quality, comfort and overall enjoyment of the IFE.
Read on to find out why banded is best! and the press release 'Rotable Headsets vs Disposable Headsets - A Sound Investment'
MNH celebrates being a finalist in the 2016 Onboard Hospitality Awards for Sustainability Onboard with the Kanga Wrap*.
For more information about the Kanga Wrap see MNH Presents the Kanga Wrap.
* Kanga Wrap Registered Design Right MNH Sustainable Cabin Services Ltd 2015