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CO2 offsets multiplied by six in 2019

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33 million people flew in and out of Belgian airports in 2018, but only 1,500 thought to offset their CO2 flight emissions. More and more airlines offer their passengers the opportunity to calculate and offset their flight’s CO2 emissions. Through the offsetting program the passenger can support a CO2 reduction somewhere else that is equivalent to the CO2 emitted during the travelled flight.  

Since the beginning of 2019, the CO2 offset has been multiplied by six, Le Soir reported on Saturday, referring to Greentripper data. Greentripper — an NGO CO2 logic subsidiary — is the Belgian CO2 compensation reference tool.

In the first trimester of 2019, it recorded almost as many passengers who have offset their flight emissions than during the whole of 2018: 450 persons have already offset their CO2 emissions in 2019. “This is six times more than during the first quarter of 2018,” Anne Robertz said on behalf of Greentripper.

Greentripper is a platform that offers an officially approved calculator to determine each flight’s environmental weight (average statistical data not reflecting the number of passengers or the type of device). 

Among all evaluated airline companies, Ryanair low cost offers the easiest way to participate in the compensation procedure in its commercial procedure.

The Brussels Times

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