Plastic is out and inflight beverages on Alaska Airlines flights are to be served in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper cups or, if a passenger shells out for first class, in reusable glassware.

“We began the process of eliminating our five largest sources of plastic waste in 2018 by removing plastic straws and stir sticks from inflight service – a first for any airline at the time,” the carrier said on January 25.

“As part of our broader sustainability efforts, Alaska continues to pursue product innovations and supply chain advancements to achieve our 2025 goal of replacing the top five waste-producing items from onboard service and continuing to recycle,” it added, claiming the switch to paper vessels would help eliminate more than 55 million plastic cups annually.