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Qantas launches zero garbage flight

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Australia's Qantas Airways launched the world's first flight that produced no landfill waste.

The flight had meal containers made of sugar cane, cutlery created with crop starch and paper cups.

“These products will be turned into compost and used in gardens and farms across the country. Any plastic items such as bottles or any paper items will be collected and recycled,” said Andrew David, CEO of Qantas' domestic arm, pointing to plans to curb the equivalent of "80 fully-laden Boeing 747 jumbos" per year in waste.

Read more from The Sydney Morning Herald.

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