As the world reels under the effect of climate change, it’s become more imperative for innovative solutions towards reducing waste generated from the production of goods and services. The reduction of waste and pollutants generated also happens to be Goal 12 under the SDG’s. It’s therefore no surprise to learn of the partnership between Emirates and Buzz,  the world’s leading inflight product specialists in producing the EcoTHREAD. 

The Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. With the latest innovation, the bottles are recycled into plastic chips before being turned into yarn, creating a polar fleece material. The fine thread is then woven into soft blankets. This video reveals more. 

The environmentally-friendly blankets are part of Emirates’ continued commitment to product innovation and sustainability. Emirates already runs a green programme on board recycling aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, and clean paper products such as newspapers, magazines and cardboard cartons where possible.

By the end of 2019, Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blankets would have rescued 88 million plastic bottles from landfills– equivalent to the weight of 44 A380 aircraft. This initiative makes it the largest sustainable blanket programme on board in the airline industry. In addition, the manufacturing process of using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) reduces energy emissions by 70%.

The balanket is unbelievably soft to the touch with a deep rich texture to keep passengers warm during air travel.

The Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket for Economy Class completes the recent comforter overhaul across all three classes. The airline introduced a plush, faux sheep-skin blanket in First Class and soft duvets in Business Class.

Two rainy days ✌🏽️⛈️ and after yesterday's high-pressured event nothing makes me more relaxed than getting all warm and tucked in with a good book 📖 and a warm and oh-so soft blanket 🛋️like this #Ecothread blanket by @emirates which I am thankful for 🙏🏽. . A blanket made specially from recycled plastic bottles and each blanket = 28 recycled plastic bottles. Let me count that…1,2,3,4,5,6…28! 😵That's a lot of bottles which would have caused severe environmental damage had it not been this innovation of melting the plastic bottles into plastic chips before being spun into yarn and then creating a polar fleece material. The fine thread is then woven into soft blankets. Thanks to the fantastic partnership 🤝between @emirates and @buzzproducts, this is what this Earth 🌍needs to save the planet! . . On your next flight on @emirates to Dubai maybe 😃 take a moment to appreciate the extremely soft☁️☁️ feel of your blanket in the economy class. . . If you are joining the First Class getting comfy in the faux sheepskin blanket should be a heavenly experience and the soft duvet for Business Class 💺is ever ready to make your business trip worth the while. . . P.S – Please remember to leave your blanket behind on reaching your destination 😁😘. .

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In the last year, Emirates has added several new products for customers travelling in Economy including the world’s first interactive amenity kits. The amenity kits – filled with necessities such as an eye mask, earplugs, toothbrush and toothpaste, and socks – uses augmented reality technology to unlock entertainment on customers’ mobile devices using the Blippar app.

Traveling isn't as glam as you think 😐. It's actually stressful being in the air with turbulence and all 😩. But if you are actually on a great airline which ensures you have excellent comfort even in Economy 💺 class then it's absolutely a great experience every time ⭐️⭐️. I traveled on @emirates for the first time in their business class and I was awed 😵⭐️. . . Then my next trip was economy and TRUST me it was stillll awesome! ( With other airlines I dread economy class😩😩) The comfort and service quality was great and the passenger amenity kit which has skin lotion & eau de toilette from @thewhitecompany makes it even more exciting 💃🏿💃🏿. There's nothing better than being able to rejuvenate your sleepy 😴😃 face just before landing 🛬 at your destination. . Thank you 🙏🏽 @emirates for consistently ensuring passenger comfort during air travel 🛫🛩️. . . #Ad #travel #emirates #emiratesairline #airline #amenitykit #travelkit #influencersinghana #influencer #paidAd #flatlay #flatlaystyle #travelincomfort #travel✈️ #🛫 #🛬 #🙏🏽#thewhitecompany

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The ecoTHREAD blanket, new amenity kit is definitely worth looking forward to! ✈️