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Sustainability can be a daunting subject! So much chatter and so many opinions. At TerraVerde we are keenly aware of this and aim to empower our readers by sharing some of the most insightful and relevant news and views.

Lumo – new budget intercity rail service to rival airlines.

Lumo UK electric train service to rival internal flights

“Travelling in the UK should not cost a fortune and it certainly shouldn’t be the planet that pays” Said Helen Wylde, managing director at Lumo as they announced their new budget intercity rail service.  The company hopes to carry more than one million passengers a year between London and Edinburgh and claims its Hitachi AT300 electric trains, will […]

The Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology

Hotel food

Last week WWF and Greenview unveiled the Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology. Specifically designed for the hospitality industry, the methodology provides a common approach to report on and manage waste. Many in the hotel industry have made progress on waste reduction, but unlike water and electricity consumption, waste is notoriously difficult to quantify. Without a standard measurement approach in place industry-wide waste reduction is […]

New cabin crew and pilot uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles.

Easyjet introduce uniform made from recycled plastic bottles

easyJet is rolling out a new uniform for its cabin crew and pilots made from approximately 45 recycled plastic bottles each. It is estimated that the new uniform will save around half a million plastic bottles going to waste each year. The innovative high-tech material was developed using renewable energy sources and has a 75% lower carbon footprint […]

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Plastic waste on a beach

We each eat one credit card of plastic each week! According to Sebastien Bazin the Chairman & CEO of Accor.  Last month 32 new signatories joined Accor and were added to The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, each committing to: Eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and items; Take action to move from single-use to reuse models or reusable alternatives; […]

The Belvera B2B travel sustainability report 2021

The Belvera B2B travel sustainability report 2021

Yesterday Belvera Partners published ‘The Belvera B2B travel sustainability report 2021: sustainability reporting in B2B travel’s top 350 companies globally’, featuring expert advice and case studies from Amadeus and Hotelbeds. Worryingly, the report finds that over 80% of the top 350 companies in the B2B Travel space don’t have any kind of sustainability report in place. This shows the opportunities to gain a […]