Hawaii is a tropical archipelago deep within the pacific ocean, over 2,200 miles from California. While ocean plastic air pollution impacts everybody on the planet, it disproportionately impacts island communities. Recognizing the necessity to scale back plastic use, Hawaiian Airlines has partnered with canned water model Mananalu to switch single-use plastic bottles served on flights.
Actor and environmental activist Jason Momoa got here up with the thought for the model as an epiphany whereas sitting on a aircraft. He observed that drinks like soda, beer, and juice had been in aluminum cans, however the airline served water in plastic bottles. This partnership with Hawaiian Airlines brings the Aquaman star’s idea full circle.
Momoa’s Mananalu comes packaged in resealable and refillable Alumi-Tek aluminum bottles. The colour palette is a set of seemingly ocean-inspired blues and greens depicting a collection of waves with the moon trying on from above. The wordmark is tidy and is about vertically alongside the bottle. The aluminum bottles are recyclable, after all, however are additionally refillable.
Momoa not too long ago surprised passengers aboard a Hawaiian Airlines flight to advertise the brand new partnership, handing out bottles of Mananalu water. Hawaiian Airlines began serving Mananalu water to premium cabin friends and offered them on its snack cart final April. To date, the partnership has eradicated over 35,000 items of plastic, based on a press release.
In addition to being plastic-free, Mananalu removes one plastic bottle for each bottle offered by means of a partnership with rePurpose Global, is licensed Climate Neutral, and is a member of 1% for the Planet.
Images courtesy of Mananalu.