Jetstar has been awarded the coveted Gold Seal at the 2015 TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards in the category for best Ethically Sustainable Amenity for its use of a blanket made entirely out of plastic bottlers.

Jetstar Group Head of Product Nigel Fanning told Amenities, “We are thrilled that the airline’s sustainability efforts had been recognised a year ago Jetstar became the first airline in the world to carry ecoTHREAD blankets onboard,”

“We’ve since ordered more than 300,000 of these blankets, helping to divert more than 5.8 million plastic bottles from landfill.“You could never tell by looking at or touching them, but these blankets are each made from 100 per cent recycled plastic. To create each blanket, 19 plastic bottles are recycled into plastic chips, which are transformed into thread and woven into fabric.”

Jetstar’s ecoTHREAD blankets are supplied by inflight experience specialists Buzz products.

The Australian low fares airline was also awarded the Sustainability category at the Onboard Hospitality Awards as well