Eurostar: new projects to travel more “green”
Following the program announced by the company in 2007 for continuous improvement in terms of sustainability, Eurostar has so far reduced the emission of greenhouse gases due to its services by over 40%: now every single journey produces up to 90% in one hundred of CO2 less than the equivalent scheduled flight.
The European company therefore continues on the path it has taken since its foundation: firmly supporting the environmental value of a conscious choice in the use of transport systems and now that it is celebrating its first 25 years it announces two new commitments on the path of respect for the environment.
“For the past 25 years, we have pioneered the high-speed rail across the Channel, revolutionizing connections between the UK and continental Europe. We have always had a strong sense of responsibility for the environment, but since the demand for sustainable travel is becoming increasingly critical, we believe we can raise the level,” said Mike Cooper, Eurostar CEO “With our environmental ambitions we offer an alternative attractive and environmentally friendly to airlines. ”
Plastic-free trains are already in service between London and Paris where all disposable plastic materials have been completely eliminated. On board the train, wooden cutlery, recyclable water cans, glass bottles for wines, paper cups for coffee and biodegradable food packages are used.
The second commitment is to plant a tree for every train traveling on the network. To this end, agreements have been made with organizations such as Woodland Trust, ReforestAction and Trees for All to plant another 20,000 trees in the wooded areas of the regions where the company operates: the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Last but not least, Eurostar has recently obtained the third star of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), a non-profit organization that supports catering activities that choose to adopt more sustainable methods and products. Thus obtaining the highest possible evaluation, Eurostar confirms its “green” choices also through the supply of food on board paying attention to supply seasonal, fair and solid food products coming from productions that respect high environmental standards.
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