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Reducing Waste

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In 2021, we developed and began implementing plans to largely eliminate single-use plastics onboard our aircraft and secured new, more sustainable products that have been introduced in 2022. We also resumed onboard recycling in many locations and continued our product donation program.

Eliminating Onboard Single-Use Plastics

Delta is accelerating its efforts to build a more sustainable and people-first future for air travel. In early 2022, we refreshed our onboard product offerings. Together, the products are expected to reduce onboard single-use plastic consumption by approximately 4.9 million pounds per year by:
  • Replacing or removing plastic items like stir sticks, cutlery, amenity kit plastic wrap and certain food containers.
  • Serving canned wine from Imagery, an award-winning, women-owned winemaker in Sonoma, California.
  • Reducing plastic used in our water bottles by 50%. While this is not a final solution, it is an important step toward reducing the amount of plastic we procure.
  • Introducing DeltaOne bedding made from 100% recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate).
We also seek to source alternatives for certain products from which we cannot eliminate waste. To evaluate whether the alternatives we are sourcing for our onboard service and beyond represent a more sustainable option, we utilize a life cycle analysis tool that allows us to calculate and compare the GHG footprint and other environmental metrics of different product types.
Bamboo cutlery
We are moving from plastic to bamboo cutlery onboard our aircraft.

Sky Clubs

All Delta Sky Clubs use eco-friendly packaging for packaged foods. Most clubs also have limited plastic products and have switched to either eco-friendly supplies or reusable serviceware.
Minneapolis−Saint Paul, Seattle-Tacoma, and San Francisco International Airport clubs aim to be zero-waste, which is defined as 90% landfill diversion. These clubs recycle, compost, and provide eco-friendly food service items.

Resuming Onboard Recycling

After a temporary hold due to COVID-19, recycling has resumed in many of the approximately 40 locations where we recycled previously. We continue working with airports that are affected by logistical constraints in order to recycle at as many locations as possible.
Each new blanket-and-pillow set is made from over 100 recycled plastic bottles.


More than 1.9M pounds of bedding, amenity kits, nonperishable food, water, etc. were donated to organizations in need in 2021.
Nationwide partner organizations received more than $7 million worth of donated items.