I never really post about Economy class seats or offerings, but when I saw this, I had to post it. Emirates have introduced new economy blankets that are made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. The blankets are using technology by ecoTHREAD.

ecoTHREAD blankets

Per Emirates,

The environmentally-friendly blankets were designed in partnership with Buzz, the world’s leading inflight product specialists, and are part of Emirates’ continued commitment to product innovation and sustainability. Emirates already runs a green programme on board recycling aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, and clean paper products such as newspapers, magazines and cardboard cartons where possible.

What’s really mind-blowing about the whole thing is that each blanket is made out of 28 recycled plastic bottles, that’s pretty incredible to think about.

ecoTHREAD blankets

Here is a fact sheet all about the new blankets:

The new blankets are now available on all long-haul flights in Economy. This is the last blanket that has been upgraded for the airline. First and Business class recently got theirs upgraded.

Sources – Emirates