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Southwest Airlines Goes Green…in a Way

Southwest Airlines has always attempted to do their part in maintaining our environment from recycling and waste reduction to water conservation to noise reduction. Now they are adding to their fleet a “Green Plane”. The Boeing 737-700 will serve as a test for the airline offering new environmentally responsible materials and Customer comfort products.

SWA’s website describes in detail the elements that make this plane different from most. Including:

InterfaceFlor Carpet – reducing labor and material costs because it is laid in carpet squares, thus eliminating the total replacement of areas such as aisles. The carpet is totally recyclable and the manufacturing process is dedicated to being completely carbon neutral.

Seat covers – offering more than twice the durability than the current leather seats as well as a weight savings per seat of almost two pounds. They are recyclable and have an environmentally- friendly manufacturing process.

Life Vest Pouch – The smaller pouch creates more room under the seat for carryon items and offers a weight savings of one pound per passenger.

Foam Fill – A lighter weight fill from Garnier PURtec in the back of the seats that reduces weight while providing increased customer comfort.

Wind Screen – bulkhead product that lasts longer than the current leather product, thus reducing labor costs and waste.

Aisle Rub Strips – switching from plastic to aluminum will help with durability, which reduces waste, as well as being recyclable.

If you would like to learn more about how Southwest is helping protect our environment, click here!

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