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Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

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Carbon emissions from large aircraft and airports have a huge impact on the environment. Here are a few eco-friendly travel tips for our environmentally conscious readers that want to offset their carbon footprint when they travel.

How to Reduce Carbon Emissions when you Book your Ticket

Some airlines offer you the option to offset your carbon emissions when you book flights. For a nominal fee you will be able to put some good back into the environment by paying a little extra money when you pay for your flight.

Also known as the carbon neutral flight, airlines that offer the option of paying a little extra in order to ‘travel green’ will usually invest the proceedings into some sort of green initiative project such as planting trees.

The Environment and the A380

The A380 – the largest commercial aircraft ever to grace the skies. It’s one of mankind’s biggest engineering feats but surely it must be a complete danger to the environment?

You’ll be interested to know that while the A380 is one of the largest airplanes ever, it is also one of the most fuel efficient. It uses just 3 litres of fuel per passenger per 100km making it the choice aircraft for travellers looking to reduce their carbon emissions when they fly.

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