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Air Canada to Replace Plastic Stir Sticks with Product Made of Bamboo

Air Canada stir stick

Jan. 31, 2019 - Air Canada announced that it is reducing single-use plastics onboard aircraft and in its workplaces as part of the company's ongoing commitment to curtail waste. Starting in Summer 2019, Air Canada will replace plastic with wood stir sticks in drinks served on all flights — a move that will save 35 million plastic stir sticks annually.

"Air Canada has made sustainability central to its decision-making and business processes, including acting responsibly with respect to the environment," said Teresa Ehman, Director of Environmental Affairs at Air Canada.

Air Canada said its stir stick replacements will be made of bamboo and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

SOURCE: Air Canada