Air France-KLM has creatively repurposed eco-friendly bags and pouches from old billboards and banners in its commitment to environmental sustainability and its efforts to promoting a greener, cleaner future.
The initiative supports the reduction of waste and provides students with practical and sustainable solutions for their everyday needs.
“By repurposing these materials that would otherwise contribute to waste, we are working to instill in our children the values of sustainability and resourcefulness,” said Air France – KLM Regional General Manager for East and Southern Africa, Marius van der Ham.
The airline has donated 174 eco-friendly bags and pouches to pupils at the Muthangari Primary & Junior Secondary School in Nairobi.
Air France-KLM and Muthangari Primary & Junior Secondary School have an ongoing relationship that has seen the airline group address the school’s various needs, including the painting classrooms, repairing of desks, the provision of stationery supplies, and the implementation of mentorship programs.
“We are grateful to Air France-KLM for their generous donation and ongoing support. These bags serve as practical items for our students and also represent a valuable lesson in sustainability,” said Muthangari Primary & Junior Secondary School, Headteacher, Monica Akinyi.
Billboards are usually made of heavy-grade vinyl, which typically turns into waste at the end of a campaign. By repurposing, the airline provides children from underprivileged communities with long-lasting bags, while protecting the environment from unnecessary landfills.