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Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles.

The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD patented technology and are now available in economy class on all longhaul Emirates flights.

Each quilt is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles.

With the latest innovation, the bottles are recycled into plastic chips before being turned into yarn, creating a polar fleece material which is then woven into soft blankets. By the end of 2019, the airline will have rescued 88 million plastic bottles from landfills.

This initiative makes it the largest sustainable blanket programme onboard within the airline industry.