18 Airlines Told Not to Use Plastic Cutlery on Flights to Pakistan

The Aviation Division has directed 18 international airlines to stop use of plastic cutlery in flights to Pakistan.

The airlines are also directed to ensure that the cutlery is packed in paper rather than in plastic or polythene bags.

The information was shared by Aviation Division senior joint secretary Amjad Sattar Khokhar with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Monday.

China Southern Airlines wants to know under which law should it follow the directive. While , other airlines have not asked about it which means they have no objection to it.

Aviation Division senior joint secretary Amjad Sattar Khokhar  said  “We are also concerned about climate change and that is why we have planted over 50,000 saplings around airports,”

A new regulation under the Environ­mental Protection Act 1997, proposing a ban on polythene bags in the federal capital, was introduced in June this year and Aug 14 was the cut-off date.

The regulation is called “Pak-EPA Ban on (Manufacturing, Import, Sale, Purchase, Storage and Usage) Polythene Bags Regulations, 2019” and extended to the Islamabad Capital Territory.

Later, other provinces also started following the federal capital and are in the process of banning the use of plastic bags.

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