my older son is a pilot with united so i fly united frequently due to the parent benefit. having observed how the cups are replaced rather than reused, and apparently not recycled as united conscientiously does with the aluminum cans,
i have for years been holding on to the first one for the refill that usually follows.
so it is very gratifying to see this CAUSE being promulgated. i suggest that it be expanded in two ways: do the same reuse with the non-recyclable foam cups used for hot drinks; encourage passengers to carry their own reusable cups for both hot and cold drinks. and of course the petition can be extended to other airlines that are not currently reusing cups. thanks for supporting this CAUSE !
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I'm sure that many of us who care about reducing plastic waste have thought about it while on airplanes. As the flight attendant comes down the aisle to collect waste for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time we wonder why people don't re-use their disposable cups. Why don't attendants at least ask us to re-use our cups? Do people really need new plastic cups every time they get a glass of water, cola or…
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