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JAL to recycle 100% of airline food waste into fertilizer

Japanese carrier will also change preparation methods and ditch single-use plastic

As of fiscal 2019, JAL was recycling less than 8% of the food waste from preparing in-flight meals.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines aims to recycle all cooking waste from in-flight meals into fertilizer as part of its sustainability goals.

The 100% target is set for fiscal 2025, which runs through March 2026. Group company JAL Royal Catering will lead the effort.

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