is important to us here at Better World Travel, so we’ve just introduced two initiatives for flying which are sustainability-minded. Consider adopting one or both next time you fly.
*MAKE AN ENVIRONMENTAL OFFSET CHOICE WHEN YOU FLY…
BECOME A VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN AIR TRAVELLER
not only will you be one of the first passengers served your meal (on most international flights), but you will also save litres of water resources and reduce methane emissions*
When you book your flight with BWT, we offer to pre-request your meal for you. Contact us to book.
*GO GREEN AND CARBON OFF-SET YOUR FLIGHT
A carbon offset initiative is an immediate and cost-effective way to take responsibility for your own environmental impact and to be part of the solution to mitigate climate change.
BWT recommends Green Fleet’s method of carbon off-setting your flight.
Go to https://greenfleet.secure.force.com/offset?type=individual* to do so!
In addition to these two initiatives, BWT was recently contacted and asked what airlines were doing to reduce waste and to recycle all of the packaging that is associated with airline meals. It was admittedly something I hadn’t yet considered, so I committed to look into it.
I found this report to be a good place to start. I couldn’t find anything more recent than it, however. If you know anything further or more recent, please contact us to let us know.
Please check it out at http://www.greenamerica.org/PDF/AirlineRecyclingReport.pdf. From this report, it looks like the situation is disappointing, to say the least. I like that this report includes suggested consumer actions. Please follow them.
For my part, as a travel agent, when I am in contact with our airline reps, I will make sure to ask them what information they have for their own airline, and follow up accordingly.