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We Thank You for your show of support to The Wings Foundation and to the Planet!

The WINGS Recycling Committee, along with the help of American Airlines, is hard at work to ensure that cans are being recycled where ever possible. 

So thank you for recycling on every flight.

Recycling Funds

Raised Annually

2003 - $19,108
2004 - $47,136
2005 - $80,021
2006 - $106,031
2007 - $109,319
2008 - $87,687
2009 - $50,081
2010 - $91,078
2011 - $131,788
2012 - $111,905
2013 - $101,564
2014 - $128,766
2015 - $64,957
2016 - $64,004
2017 - $32,685
2018 - $49,853

Wings Foundation Recycling Program

 Latest Recycling Proceeds Checks

A Little Recycling History

Onboard recycling of used aluminum cans first started in 1989 (by one SJC AA Flight Attendant Heather Bell) & was maintained at the grass roots level for more than 10 years. Discussions began in 1997 to consider adopting Disaster Relief & Recycling and It was then appointed to the trust & administration of the Wings Foundation, Inc. in 2001.

 

We Rely on YOU!

 

The funds raised go directly to the benefit of the Flight Attendant Disaster Relief Fund (FADR). American Airlines DOES NOT benefit from the financial proceeds raised by the recycling program, however we are grateful for the full support and cooperation of American Airlines Flight Service and the aircraft catering companies “LSG Sky Chef’s” and “Gate Gourmet”.

Each year American Airlines Flight Attendants

recycle around 500,000 pounds of aluminum.

That's like pulling 5 - B737 aircraft out of our landfills!

In 2015, we recycled 357,240 pounds of Aluminum Cans raising $64,957 for the WINGS Foundation & the Flight Attendants we assist.