I'm a SWA flight attendant, and I can assure you that almost all of the cans used on every SWA flight are recycled. We have a dedicated trash container in the aft galley of every aircraft for aluminum recycling, and that container is emptied in each of the provisioning stations an aircraft stops at each day. Southwest is also working on plans to recycle our plastic cups, and all the newspaper brought on board by Customers. Not only that, MANY of our Flight Attendants take time out of their day to collect newspaper from passengers, store it in their own personal space on the aircraft, and make sure to take it off the airplane themselves at the airports that recycle paper.
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