FlyVe campaign urges airlines to offer vegan options now
A newly launched campaign aims to increase vegan-friendly options from airlines.
FlyVe is a joint project from The Vegan Society and Humane Society International.
The FlyVe website, provides consumers with the first ever online rating system for vegan inflight meals.
Elena Orde, Senior Campaigns Officer at The Vegan Society, said:
“Adding vegan options to every standard in-flight menu would mean that all passengers can opt for a more environmentally-friendly meal.
"It would be fantastic to see airlines really embrace the variety and creativity that is possible with vegan food, and to create options which are suitable for vegans but appeal to everyone.
“We have launched FlyVe to allow us to see which airlines are flying ahead of the curve, and which could do with some extra support when it comes to embracing plant-based options. We encourage any airline to get in touch for advice and training.”
The campaign group says airlines serve an estimated one billion inflight meals every year, so actively encouraging passengers to choose plant-based options could help reduce the industry’s carbon emissions.
Charlie Huson, Forward Food Programme Manager at Humane Society International UK, said:
“In an era of climate crisis, we all need to be making more planet-friendly lifestyle choices.
“Reducing how often we fly is of course key, but so too is making sure that when we do fly we’re not further increasing our carbon footprint with our food choices.
“Despite the compelling need for change, the ubiquitous ‘chicken or beef’ remains the unimaginative default choice on most airlines.
“If everyone flying out of Heathrow in just one day chose a vegan meal it could save around 33,592 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of driving 112,695,851 miles in an average UK petrol car.”