Swiss airline easyJet has announced a new uniform for cabin crew and pilots, made from recycled plastic, using 45 plastic bottles per uniform.
The company says that up to half a million bottles will be reused each year, in a 5-year contract, which could prevent 2.7 million plastic bottles from reaching landfills and oceans, according to the newspaper, "Daily Mail".
The move comes as part of the airline's plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, as the manufacture of uniforms has a carbon footprint of 75% less than the polyester currently used to make clothing worn by airline employees.
The newspaper stated that the alternative uniforms are more resistant to damage than the traditional uniforms, which reduces the need to produce more of it in the long run, and also provides more flexibility, a better fit and greater freedom of movement for the crew.