Learn about the recycling work carried out at our facilities around the world
LATAM is advancing toward the goal of generating less waste. The company already is one of the top three sustainable airlines in the world, according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, but our efforts don’t end here: next, check out the results of last year’s recycling campaign, in addition to tips on what you can do to help.
Recycling and climate efficiency
In a year, we recycled around 992 tons [900,000 kg] of garbage at our offices across the continent – a number that’s equivalent to the weight of 225 plane engines.
Collection and upcycling
Plastic, paper, metal, and cardboard are the main materials collected in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador, while in Peru the primary actions are for fabric. For the project Segundo Vuelo, the airline collects old uniforms and transforms them into raw material for the production of new clothes. In addition, part of the material is donated to the Museo de Pachacamac, which makes pieces with traditional prints.
Sustainable AND supportive
In Chile, the collection of plastic bottle caps is carried out in partnership with cancer treatment hospitals, which generate funds from recycling this material. In addition, during the month of May 2019, our airplane maintenance center and other corporate facilities in the country are receiving electronic waste, like cables and not-working chargers.
In the United States, the use of foam and plastic cups is limited at our offices and cargo warehouses. The idea is to stimulate the use of reusable materials when it’s time for a coffee break.
Every gesture counts when it’s time to protect the environment. As a traveler, there are ways to explore the world leaving only good footprints – click here to learn how to produce less waste on your travels and here to discover restaurants that are doing their part to eliminate food waste.