Northwest Airlines recycling program 1/4 of the way there

nwa_recycling.JPGI fly for my job – a lot. And almost always on Northwest Airlines.

This week I was on four Northwest flights (New York and Chicago [and back]), and on my outbound flight to Chicago yesterday morning I heard something completely new and foreign to me during the in-flight announcements:

Something to the effect: “As part of Northwest Airlines’ commitment to the environment, we will be coming through to collect aluminum cans, newspapers and plastic for recycling…” The flight attendant read a whole little speech about it.

Apparently this is part of a bigger environmental program called EarthCares.

However, during my three other NWA flights this week, the cans and papers were thrown into the same garbage sack with all the other trash — just like always. Maybe it’s an effort in-progress.

2 Comments so far

  1. greg on May 9th, 2008 @ 9:53 pm

    My wife tells me my MS Paint skillz on this one are almost too good. Thoughts?


  2. Trash: The Unintended Side Effect of Air Travel : A Green Spell (pingback) on October 6th, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

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