How Delta Airlines Became Awesome At Recycling

How Delta Airlines Became Awesome At Recycling

Delta and Recycling

Delta airline is a major airline operating in the United States. Its headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia. Its operation is spread across six continents, connecting about 334 destinations. Delta airline is currently the sixth oldest operating airline, based on the date it was founded. It commenced hauling of passengers as early as June 17, 1929. It has always been dedicated to making the environment a better place for us all.

In 2008, the company was given an award by the US environmental Protection Agency for using a more environmental friendly surface pretreatment for its aircraft, unlike the hazardous chemical that was commonly in use then. They used PreKote for surface treatment on their aircrafts to prevent corrosion and improve paint adhesion. This chemical doesn’t use much water, unlike other ones in use, thereby reducing the volume of waste water. The use of this chemical saves time and money too.

Delta airline is committed to reducing the impacts of its operation on the environment by improving fuel efficiency used by its fleet of airlines, thereby lowering cost. They also constantly check on their greenhouse gas emissions. The company employs the help of its employees and customers towards improving its effort to reducing impacts on the environment.

Climate and energy go hand in hand, and Delta Airlines understand this. That is why the company has developed a climate change strategy to tackle its problem of carbon emissions. The airline has a set goal concerning carbon emission which is to have the CO2 emissions at baseline level by the year 2020. In 2014, the company was able to achieve carbon neutral growth by focusing its attention on fuel efficiency ideas. In the same year, the company also launched a partnership with a non-profit organization in a bid to accelerate low-carbon jet fuel production all over the world.

Delta Airlines is also making efforts to reduce carbon emissions from electric machines at their facilities nationwide. Last year, the company carried out upgrades of building management, installation of sensor devices in some specific places and some employee campaigns which also reduced energy consumption. Delta Airlines strives to conduct its activities and operations in an environment that is sustainable. They always comply with the environmental rules guiding the aviation industry as a whole.

Different forms of waste are generated by Delta Airlines across all their stations and operations, and these wastes, if not properly disposed or recycled, would have serious environmental effects on our surroundings. Amongst these wastes are those that would need to be recycled, those that need to be disposed of, and even hazardous wastes that need to be handled with care. But Delta Airline ensures that all these waste are disposed accordingly, following the laws that guide waste disposal. Delta Airline has diverted waste destined for landfills through upcycling and recycling. Since 2007, Delta in-flight recycling program has diverted over 10 billion pounds of materials destined for landfills. At the arrival of every flight, its flight attendants sort wastes from the flight into recyclable and non-recyclable ones, so they can be sent to the respective agency responsible for them.

Gareth Amon, CEO and Founder of, a company that works with Delta, states that: “recycling companies are becoming more and more connected to the communities in which they operate. As people become more environmentally conscious, they turn to recycling companies to provide information on the best practices for recycling. As we make recycling more social, it becomes a social responsibility, and we are doing our best to promote green companies to the social communities in which they operate,” added Mr. Amon.

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