Shark Bite #8

Welcome to Shark Bite #8.

Flight emissions

You’ve heard a lot about flights & airports lately, we promise this isn’t more bad news.

Starting in 2023, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (the 3rd largest in Europe), will begin capping flights to just 440,000 per year to limit carbon emissions. Not to get all “doomsday” on you, but this is a big win – the climate is changing faster than ever and we’re running out of time to save this planet. 

When you’re on your way to a tropical beach or another vacation destination, it’s easy to forget about the carbon emissions associated with plane travel. Hopefully, other major airports & airlines alike will follow suit to cut down on rising emissions.

In the meantime, do your best to cut down on your emissions by traveling via car or train, booking nonstop flights, and offsetting your carbon emissions.

India banned single-use plastics

A few weeks ago, India took a huge step to ban 19 different kinds of single-use plastic ranging from straws to packaging. With a population of nearly 1.4 billion people no longer using these disposable plastics, our oceans would get a welcome break.

Unfortunately, it’s not all good news. The Indian government didn’t give restaurant owners, manufacturers, and market vendors a very ample “heads up” to find alternatives to these plastics, meaning that the law has been relatively ineffective.

Hopefully, everyone can work together to develop an effective solution for both people & planet.  

See you next time.



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