Last week I had a flight from Amsterdam to London. This is a very short trip (approx. 1 hour).
What really surprised me was the lack of attention for the environment. I am not talking about big issues here, like flying on biofuels etc. No, often the opportunities are (relatively) small and right under our noses.
Even in this short trip they offered drinks. The drinks were all in very small cans (25cl). So, half a plastic glass of coke and look at the waste: a can and a plastic glass and a napkin per passenger. A lot of waste can be eliminated by having the coke, sprite, juice etc being poured straight into the glasses from large 2 liter bottles.
They also offered a snack, either chips or cookies in a very small packet. Again the packaging remains and creates waste and (some) weight. Wouldn’t it be easier if they didn’t offer these tiny snacks at all? I wouldn’t miss it.
Being green is not only about big solar installations and biofuelled engines. There is so much opportunity in the small things, in diminishing waste and thus saving money and the environment.
How can you have less waste?
GROW YOUR PEOPLE, GROW YOUR BUSINESS!