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Event Challenge
Subject Single use plastic alternatives
Venue
Online
Organizer
Solar Impulse Foundation
Website
1-Sep-2020 to 31-Jan-2021

Innovation Challenge by Air France & Solar Impulse Foundation

Title

Continuing the Adoption of Single-Use Plastic Alternatives

Description

Do you have a Solution to replace plastic glasses on board? By applying for this challenge, you will have the opportunity to present your solutions to the Air France team and if selected put together a proof of concept with the aim to have your glasses on board of Air France flights in July 2021!

Air France is committed to reducing its environmental impact and limiting single-use plastic (SUP) on board. This initiative is already well on its way as Air France has already replaced all plastic cutlery, water and soft drinks cups and stirrers with cellulose-based materials. So far the French airline has replaced 210 million items previously made out of plastic.

As part of Air France objective to have eliminated 80% of SUP on board flights by 2025, there is still the challenge of finding an alternative to the plastic glasses still used to serve alcohol in economy class.

If you have any SUP alternatives to replace other products found on board an aircraft - feel free to register your interest at the bottom of this page.

Here under is a list of items which generate cabin waste – some of these have already been replaced by Air France but any propositions for alternatives to single-use plastic products will be considered for this challenge.

ITEMS

  • Plastic Bowls, Plates, lids
  • Cutlery
  • Cups
  • Plastic glasses (for alcoholic beverages)
  • Water bottles
  • Headset and cover bags
  • Rubbish bags

PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS 

  • As light as possible
  • For single-use / fully recyclable or compostable 
  • Durability and solidity qualities
  • The product must have already reached a production or commercial phase
  • Scalable potential
  • Sourcing of the products: Air France would like to limit the transport between the place of manufacture and the place of distribution

REGULATORY ASPECTS 

The products must comply with the Environment Code and Directive 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

The supplier must offer articles that comply with the various French and European regulations and their developments.

AS PART OF THE CHALLENGE AIR FRANCE MUST KNOW

  • The origin of the raw material
  • Certification of the raw material
  • Place of manufacture / final packaging
  • All types of transport (with distances) used for the delivery of the product

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • The packaging used by the supplier must ensure a total protection of the product (no defects, scratches or tears until it is dismantled in catering)
  • Easy to unpack
  • More ecological solutions for packaging can be proposed: reduction of over-packaging, reduction of the use of plastic, etc.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 31, 2021

TO REGISTER, YOU CAN CLICK HERE.


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