Disposing of Our Old Uniforms
Disposing of our old uniforms

In July 2011, 8,000 crew and 4,000-plus staff in our Airports, Cargo and Reservations teams worldwide started wearing the newly designed uniforms. Our challenge and aim was to dispose of the old uniforms in the most economic and environmentally responsible way, minimising waste to landfill. Anything without logos or that is not ‘signature CX’, such as plain white shirts, navy trousers and skirts, were given to charities.

Working with our Cargo Department and the CX Karachi team, a total of 220 woollen overcoats were donated to Compassion Revival in Karachi, Pakistan. From there, the coats were sent by donkeys to disadvantaged remote communities that were bracing themselves for a cold winter.

We are actively exploring ways to recycle the rest of the old uniforms by extracting and spinning the materials into yarns, which can then be turned into products such as blankets and throws.

“With the efforts of our Hong Kong and Karachi teams, we are pleased that instead of disposing our old uniforms to landfills, they are being sent to people who need them.”

Monica del Rosario, ISD

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