Emirates introduces Plastic Bottle Blankets

 

Emirates has taken to dealing with plastics, in a new and remarkable fashion. The airline offers economy class passengers a comfortable night's sleep cuddling up to a blanket made entirely of plastic bottles. This is innovation at its finest - taking a product that pollutes the world at a disastrous level and creating something beautiful and environmentally-friendly with it.

Each 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.
— Emirates Website

The airline partnered with Buzz, the company who creates products for the travel industry, to bring the blankets to life.

To see two companies come together to tackle a global problem in such a creative and useful way, makes me want to get on a flight with Emirates today. Mmmmm, now where's my passport...