Brits urged to pack lighter to cut emissions

Brits urged to pack lighter to cut emissions

Brits should pack less to make aeroplanes lighter and use less fuel, according to Thomson and First Choice’s sustainability campaign, Holidays Forever. A study by the holiday group revealed that only 16% of passengers use and wear everything they have packed and a third of respondents did not use 25% of objects taken away. Holidays Forever has claimed that if these passengers left that extra 25% at home it would save 7, 527 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year (the equivalent of 2, 216 car fuel usage a year). “The weight of the aeroplane makes a huge difference in how much fuel is needed to fly and how much carbon dioxide waste gets released into the atmosphere,” explained Thomson Head of Sustainable Development Jane Ashton. She said the group was using lighter paint and catering equipment but encouraged customers to pack less.

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