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Korean Air continues to soar high, not only in the skies but also in their efforts to make the world a better place. The airline has taken a thoughtful step towards sustainability and community welfare. The carrier breathed new life into used pilot and cabin crew uniforms by upcycling them into 500 first aid pouches. The compassionate creations were then generously donated to the Seoul Gangseo Senior Welfare Center and Incheon Yongyu Elementary School.
What makes this initiative even more heartwarming is that the first aid kits were stocked with essential medicines, all funded by donations from Korean Air’s dedicated employees. Approximately KRW 5 million was collectively contributed to acquire a range of vital medications, including fever reducers and cold remedies, ensuring the pouches are well-prepared to assist those in need.
Typically, when crew uniforms reach the end of their life cycle, they are disposed of. However, Korean Air has given a meaningful purpose to these retired uniforms by transforming them into upcycled first aid pouches, providing invaluable support to the local community.
This noble endeavor is just one of many sustainable projects undertaken by Korean Air as part of their commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. Earlier this year, they introduced metallic name tags and golf ball markers upcycled from retired Boeing 777 aircraft. Additionally, they crafted cosmetic pouches from retired cabin life vests and even volunteered their time to create hot water bottle pouches using end-of-cycle cabin blankets, which were also donated to the local community.
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