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The World's First Zero-Waste Flight To Take Off In Australia

The world's first zero-waste flight will set off from Sydney and land in Adelaide on Wednesday.

Australia's national airline Qantas is set to trial the 'zero-waste to landfill' flight as part of their plan to cut their total landfill waste by 75 percent by the end of 2021.

All products on board QF739 will be reused, recycled or disposed of via compost. These items include compostable coffee cups, food containers, and cutlery.

Plane Food
All single-use plastics will be replaced with compostable items. Photo: Getty Images.

Unnecessary paper will also be removed from the flight. In fact, all passengers will be required to check-in online or via the Qantas app and obtain a digital boarding pass. Printed boarding passes are not allowed to be taken onto the aircraft.

All food items will be served in compostable containers and will be sourced sustainably. This trail is part of Qantas' ambitious plan to cuts over 100 million single-use plastic by next year.

Qantas Aircraft
Qantas wants to eliminate 100 million single-use plastics bu 2020. Photo: Getty Images.

The flight is set to take off from Sydney Domestic Airport leaves at 8.15am.

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au