與您分享三個環保旅行心得

專題報導 - 2016-08-18
「你有壓力,我有壓力。」港人平時工作壓力大,每逢假日喜歡處去旅行減壓,但可知道您減壓的同時,可能會加重大自然的壓力嗎?相信愛護環境的您,定必不願將自己的快樂,建築在大自然的痛苦上。與您分享三個環保旅行心得,但願您每次外遊玩得愉快又環保。

作者:綠色和平實習生吳蘊賢Winnie

1. 飛機佔了全球二氧化碳排放量的2.5%

Nov/Dec 2011 - Stock photo shoot - Greenpeace Int - Transport, Travel - Manchester Airport in the City of Manchester within Greater Manchester, UK. In 2010 it was 4th busiest airport in the United Kingdom in terms of passenger numbers,[2] and the busiest airport in the UK outside the London region. It was also the 3rd busiest UK airport in terms of total aircraft movements, and the 24th busiest airport in Europe.   The airport has two parallel runways, three terminals, a goods terminal, and a ground transport interchange, including a railway station and is one of only 17 airports in the world with the highest 'Category 10' rating enabling the airport to handle larger 'Code F' aircraft.[8] meaning from September 2010 the airport could handle the world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380.[9].  On every flight to New York and back, each traveller emits about 1.2t of CO2, using Department for Transport figures. This compares to an average British personal total of 9.5t. To get down to a fair share of the world’s total, this must be cut by 87%, leaving 1.2t. Air travel is really worse than this because it puts out more pollution than just CO2. For example water vapour at high levels forms thin clouds that have a warming effect. We can see trails visibly blanketing the earth. This and other effects mean that air travel has more than twice the warming effect of the carbon dioxide alone. So each flight adds more to climate change than we should be emitting altogether.

哪個地方是您旅行至愛地?在2014年,港人最愛的外遊地點是台北。假設每個香港人平均一年去一次台北旅行,二氧化碳排放量可達573,412,000 公斤,相等於121,124架私家車駕駛一年的溫室氣體排放量,需要14,860,628棵樹苗生長十年,才能吸盡這些二氧化碳。去旅行又想環保,您我怎麼辦?除了選擇短程旅遊,或以火車及船代步,如果長途旅行,可多選直航機,再以海陸交通輔助。

2. 旅行與砍伐樹林有關?

不再跟隨旅行團指定行程,喜歡去哪裡就去哪裡,喜歡停留多久就停留多久,這種自由行模式愈趨普遍。抵達目的地後,您我或許會走到當地不同旅遊中心,索閱交通系統資訊、地圖及旅遊景點小冊子等,但旅程結束後,我們往往將資料棄掉。其實每次索閱地道資訊,不妨可改用手機拍攝,既方便又環保,減少紙張消耗,一起守護樹林。

3. 用完即棄用品急增

20061031 INTERNATIONAL WATERS : CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN  Marine Conservationist Charles Moore displays a toothbrush found in the Central North Pacific Ocean Tuesday 31st October 2006. Greenpeace are highlighting the threat that plastic poses to the world's oceans.GREENPEACE / ALEX HOFFORD

曾有報道揭發一些五星級酒店用客人的毛巾清潔馬桶及地板,衛生欠奉,令更多人寧願選擇使用用完即棄的個人護理物品,當中一些同完即棄用品,可能您也聞所未聞,例如浴缸套、毛巾、枕套及床單等。雖然使用這些物品較為潔淨衛生,但每次用完即棄,將會製造大量垃圾,尤其塑料垃圾,大大加重地球的負荷。其實您我每次外遊也可自備個人用品;假設您的行李重20公斤,一條毛巾只佔0.005%的重量,一枝牙刷更只佔0.00825%,可見自備個人用品十分輕便且環保,何樂而不為?

計劃下一趟美滿旅程時,請記得避免成為污染地球的幫兇。

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