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AIR FRANCE uniforms recycled

Publié le 19 May 2014

Air France organizes an operation of collection of the worn uniforms of the body personnels and the navigators on the airports of Paris-Orly and Charles de Gaulle. This ecologically responsible action began on January 21st and will continue until March 15th, 2013.

This innovative experiment is a first Air France. Clothes got back with most of its staff, that is 35 000 employees wearing the uniform, will then be destroy, and transformed into insulating fiber for vehicles in a specialized factory of recycling. The estimated weight by collected clothes would be then close to 30 tons, allowing to fit 1350 vehicles with material of insulation stemming from recycled fibers.

« With this new action, Air France shows again its commitment in favour of the sustainable development. The Company contributes to the conservation of natural resources by allowing the manufacture of new products from recycled materials »

Sophie Virapin, Manager of the environment and the sustainable development of Air France

This responsible action is led by the General Delegation to the Purchases of Air France in partnership with its supplier the group CEPOVETT (supplier of the male uniform) and SITA France, subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONMENT, who takes over the operational management (collection, logistics, sorting and recycling).
The employees who wish it can also put down personal clothes. Good wind on this remarkable, original and strong initiative in responsible purchases.

This responsible action is led by the General Delegation to the Purchases of Air France in partnership with its supplier the group CEPOVETT (supplier of the male uniform) and SITA France, subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONMENT, who takes over the operational management (collection, logistics, sorting and recycling).
The employees who wish it can also put down personal clothes. Good wind on this remarkable, original and strong initiative in responsible purchases.