The COVID-19 pandemic has brought air travel almost to a halt since the start of this year. As countries begin to ease air travel restrictions, many local residents may be looking forward to a much-needed getaway to their favourite vacation spots.
According to a Guardian article in 2019, a long-haul flight emits more carbon emissions than the total emissions produced in a year by the citizens of some countries.
Besides air travel, there has been a huge surge in single-use plastics. Based on a TODAY Online report, an extra 1,334 tonnes of plastic waste was generated from takeaway and delivery meals in Singapore, during the Circuit Breaker period. This is equivalent to the weight of 92 double-decker buses! Of all the plastic waste generated last year, ninety-six per cent was incinerated. Around 3 per cent of our total greenhouse gas emissions were generated from the waste incineration process in Singapore.
So, how can individuals track and reduce their carbon emissions? SP Group (SP) has developed a carbon footprint
calculator, which anyone can use to track the impact of daily activities and lifestyle.