Hawaiian Airlines Phases Into Eco Water Bottles Created By Aquaman Jason Momoa
By Nicole Rodrigues, 11 Aug 2022
Hawaiian Airlines is soaring further into its mission to eliminate plastic waste. The airline is working together with Mananalu, owned and founded by real-life Aquaman Jason Momoa, to replace single-use plastic bottles and cups on flights with reusable aluminum water bottles instead.
Flyers on Hawaiian Airlines’ Premium Cabins will be given Mananalu’s 16-ounce aluminum bottles instead of plastic ones when on board almost any of the airline’s flights. The bottles are made from BPA-free aluminum by Alumi-Tek.
Due to the recyclable nature of aluminum metal, they are also infinitely recyclable and come in an ocean blue color with swirls representing waves and the Mananalu logo, which all represent its Hawaiian roots. The bottles can also be reused by passengers.
At the launch of the initiative, Momoa even served as a steward on a flight to Hawaii.
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According to the company via a press release, the program will help eliminate 142,000 plastic bottles across its different bases each year. An equal number of another 142,000 bottles will also be removed from the ocean via a partnership with rePurpose Global. As of now, the switch has currently eliminated 35,000 pieces of plastic.
Mananalu is a certified carbon-neutral company and it is also a member of the 1% for the Planet organization. As per The Dieline, Momoa came up with the idea for Mananalu while on a flight and noticed that all beers, juices, and soft drinks were served in aluminum cans but the water was served in plastic bottles.
[via The Dieline and Simple Flying, cover image via Mananalu]
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