Plastic abounds on airplanes. Every passenger receives a plastic cup, sometimes TWO (if you order tea, they hand you one for your teabag!!) that’s promptly thrown away after a few hours. That’s 52 million cups a day.
“Every day, the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO) provides service to more than 43,000 flights and 2.6 million airline passengers across more than 29 million square miles of airspace. With an airspace system as vast and complex as ours, it is helpful to have an easy-to-reference source for relevant facts and information.”
– Air Traffic by the Numbers, Federal Aviation Administration
Solution: Bring your own! I was delighted to find that when offering my own, they not only filled it up, but I received more when they did! More water for tea, more tomato juice!