Installed in the Green Plane right now, and therefore being evaluated for future use on other Southwest planes, is eco-material like the following: InterfaceFLOR Carpet, totally carbon-neutral and 100% recyclable and e-Leather and IZIT Leather on the seats, both manmade leather alternatives that are lighter weight and made of recycled materials. In addition, they've re-designed the life vest pouch to be smaller and more lightweight and made the wind screen and rub strips lighter and more durable as well.
With just these improvements, Southwest plans on saving five pounds of weight per seatimpressive. Hopefully this means that Southwest will be able to continue holding off on those random extra fees being levied by the legacy carriers.
· What's A Green Plane, You Ask? [Nuts About Southwest]
· Southwest Green Plane Q&A [Southwest]
· Southwest Announces 10 Hot New Routes For 2010 [Jaunted]
· Green Travel coverage [Jaunted]