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BermudAir will be reducing glass packaging, using ecoSpirits technology in Goslings Brothers and Bermuda Gin Co distributions (File photograph)

BermudAir is the first airline partner for global brand ecoSpirits, the company that has developed the world’s first low-carbon, low-waste packaging and distribution system for premium wine and spirits.

Local companies Bermuda Gin Company, which has a licensed operator agreement with ecoSpirits, and Goslings are also partners in this collaboration.

Their on-board products will be supplied to the airline using ecoSpirits’ ecoTote format, a reusable packaging and serving system that significantly reduces waste and carbon emission impacts on the environment.

EcoSpirits is working with clients in 27 countries. It states its brand partners have cut the waste of glass and cardboard in their venues by 95 per cent and their carbon emissions footprint in terms of packaging and distribution by 60 to 90 per cent.

Adam Scott, the founder and chief executive of BermudAir, said: “We’ve been conducting responsible, practical in-cabin operations with sustainability as a priority since launch. It’s a very important commitment for our team and the company.

“Using single-use plastic is minimised on board and we serve our guests with reusable glassware. We employ ethical and efficient waste disposal practices. Even our crew uniforms are made from comfortable, long-wearing recycled textiles from a supplier dedicated to helping the aviation industry reduce its carbon footprint.

“So, this partnership with ecoSpirits, and our colleagues at Bermuda Gin Company and Goslings, is a natural step in our continued commitment to operate with sustainable principles across the organisation as much as possible and wherever the opportunity arises.”

Roy Fellowes, founder and chief executive of the Bermuda Gin Company, said: “From the start, the BermudAir team have been terrific to work with and we are delighted to have our Pink House and White Roof gins available on the in-flight beverage menus. Sustainability is a high priority for BermudAir so they immediately embraced the opportunity to receive our gins in a format that reduces waste, reduces carbon emissions and supports environmental clean-up."

Ambrose Gosling, the managing director of Goslings Brothers, said BermudAir had been a partner since it launched.

He said: “From our initial discussions it was clear that sustainability is a top priority for the company. It was also evident that they are willing to rethink industry norms to ensure fulfilling this commitment is not at the expense of quality or service.

“Our recent collaboration with ecoSpirits and the reusable ecoTote format therefore became a natural extended partnership opportunity.

“Goslings takes great pride in BermudAir being selected as the first airline partner for ecoSpirits and that its passengers can now enjoy a sustainable Dark ‘n’ Stormy at 35,000 feet.”

Paul Gabie, the chief executive of ecoSpirits, thanked Bermuda Gin Company and Goslings for their support and collaboration.

He said: “BermudAir is the first airline worldwide to take up the challenge of eliminating single-use glass in on-board beverage service. The launch of this creative new partnership shows what is possible in an entirely new-use environment for circular packaging.”

BermudAir will be reducing glass packaging, using ecoSpirits technology in Goslings Brothers and Bermuda Gin Co distributions (File photograph)

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Published April 30, 2024 at 12:53 pm (Updated April 30, 2024 at 8:43 pm)

BermudAir goes green with ecoSpirits

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