Today, in 2019, the tourism industry is predicted to grow by 4 per cent1 every year – so there’s no denying that we love to travel, and our wanderlust is only increasing.
However, with the recent onset of #noplaceforplastic campaigns, climate change protests, and David Attenborough’s compelling documentaries, a change is taking place. Our love of travel and our commitment to the environment are propelling a new interest in eco-friendly hotels, ethical supply chains, and animal welfare focused excursions.
On average, 24 per cent2 of an individual’s footprint in greenhouse gas emissions comes from tourism, so we at Yellow Zebra are keen to find a balance between travelling the world and respecting our planet at the same time. So, to help travellers reduce their carbon footprint and plastic waste, we’ve created our own ‘Positive Environmental Impact Score’. Below, we’ve calculated how small changes in daily life and on vacation can reduce your carbon and waste.