As part of its new economy class meal concept, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir are to introduce a wider range of main courses on flights under 3.5 hours from 1 December 2020.
More than 40 new dishes will be available on rotation on different flights, and will served in a new packaging solution, designed jointly by SIA and its Singapore-based catering partner SATS.
The leak-proof box and cup made of Forest Stewardship Council certified paper, a dessert box and a cutlery pack made of bamboo with a paper wrap, replaces SIA’s plastic casserole service ware, allowing it to retain gravy and soupy dishes without any seepage. It is also oven-safe and resistant to overheating, ensuring that food quality is preserved even after reheating.
The new service ware reduces the amount of single-use plastics, including cups and polybags for cutlery, on the meal tray by 80% by weight. Leftovers on the tray, including the new service ware, will be brought back to Singapore, sent to an eco-digester at SATS, and converted into pellets that can be used as refuse-derived fuel. The onsite processing of waste reduces approximately 60% of catering waste and further reduces emissions from transportation to the incinerator. In addition, the use of lighter paperware helps to reduce fuel consumption on flights.