Flying is one of the most damaging ways to travel. A single flight from London to Berlin emits 600 kg of CO2, three times the same amount of emissions saved over three years of recycling.
And flying doesn’t only emit CO2 into the atmosphere. Harmful toxic gases, including soot and nitrous oxides, are also released into the air.
Choosing destinations you can reach by train is a great way to reduce CO2 emissions. A family of 2.4 taking a return train from London to Nice emits 31 kg of CO2, compared to flying which releases 780 kg of CO2.