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Flying from Dubai via Airblue has always been a good experience due to the take-off punctuality and tasty food serving of Airblue.  Dur...


Flying from Dubai via Airblue has always been a good experience due to the take-off punctuality and tasty food serving of Airblue. 

During my recent air travel, i was served with hot, fresh and healthy breakfast. Not being much hungry, i was able to finish my omelet only and kept the rest of the food items packed which includes beans, salad, muffins, jam and bun. 

Upon my inquiry to the air hostess about what would happen to the remaining food, I was told that it will be dumped. I mentioned that i am concerned about the food being wasted, to which she responded that as per the policy the food cannot be utilized for any other human. I responded that I agree for the food which is open and half-eaten however what I do not agree on is the food which is still packed and can be consumed by someone else, hence this food must be handed over to any local NGO to distribute to orphans and poor instead wasting it. The air hostess acknowledged my feedback with a smile and continued her hospitality for other passengers.  

So, below is a high level calculation about my argument:
Daily AirBlue flights (assumption): 10
Unopened items in each flight: 250 to 400
Total unopened food items per day: 2500 to 4000

Daily flights in the whole world: 106000
Total unopened food items per day:26.5 millions to 42.4 millions !!!

That's incredible amount of people who could be fed every day through this collaborative and collective effort !!!

Here are some suggestions to the airlines:
1- Unused food to be handed over to NGOs for distribution to poor / needful people
2- Efficient packing by ensuring minimum amount of plastic packing is used.
3- Least usage of straws and papers based packing.
4- Some of the food items such as beans and salads are not consumed by all pessengers. These items  should be provided on-demand basis. 
5- Handover unused food to organic farms or any organizations who work in crops industry. This food can serve as fertilizers.

Our earth and its resources should not be taken for granted and should be consumed with sense of responsibility. Let us love God's creatures and act responsibly so that upcoming generations do not curse us for our irresponsible acts.  
By Junaid Tahir