We’re Dreaming Of A Green Christmas: Offsetting Carbon For The Christmas Period

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Published: 07/12/2023

A recent study revealed that adults travelling for Christmas are set to accumulate more than 700 miles over the festive period.

It becomes a struggle to feel the Festive joy when we’re faced with staggering amounts of waste that is produced leading up to and post Christmas. Travel, packaging production, general waste disposal amongst many many others is at an all time high. As businesses and individuals it’s our responsibility to take action and make a difference.

Understanding The Facts

The study, conducted by coach operator Megabus, engaged 2,000 adults in festive celebrations. It revealed that the holiday spirit encompasses a range of activities, such as gift shopping, family visits, savoring Christmas lights, participating in markets, and attending theater excursions, among other festive pursuits. The findings suggest that, on average, adults plan to cover more than 700 miles during November and December to partake in these festive endeavors.

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What are we going to do about it?!

To combat the carbon footprint associated with these festive travels, we have pledged to offset the average travel of 700 miles for each of our employees, by planting 23 much-needed trees across various global projects as a part of our commitment to sustainability. This equates to an impressive 6.90 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to 16,856.70 miles in a standard car.

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It’s Our Responsibility as Individuals and Businesses to Take Action

As part of this initiative, we wish to emphasise the importance of reflecting on individual and business carbon footprints. Do you know how much carbon your business produces? More importantly, do you know how to reduce/offset your carbon? Here’s where you can start:

  1. Increased recycling
  2. Low emission vehicles
  3. Efficient scheduling
  4. Technology
  5. Reporting CO2
  6. Zero to Land Fill

Here is all you need to know about carbon offsetting:

We understand it may be a daunting and lengthy process; hence, we’re here to help! Let’s have a chat about carbon offsets for your business. As the holiday season approaches, let’s collectively consider the environmental impact of our activities and embark on the journey towards a greener, more sustainable future. Book a free site audit with us and be part of the positive change.

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Want to become more sustainable in your business operations but not sure where to start? Flame UK can help your business to get on the right tracks to reduce your business’ emissions and costs. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about how Flame UK can support your business.

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