Eurostar goes eco

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Eurostar has com­mit­ted to re­duc­ing its plas­tic use by half in the next two years, fur­ther high­light­ing the high-speed train ser­vice as a greener way to travel. The train op­er­a­tor has set out a 10-point plan in or­der to achieve its sus­tain­able tar­gets, in­clud­ing re­duc­ing food waste and even­tu­ally elim­i­nat­ing pa­per tick­ets. The com­pany’s lat­est eco ini­tia­tive builds on its Tread Lightly pro­gramme that led Eurostar to re­duce its car­bon emis­sions by 32% and cut waste by 50% since the pro­gramme launched in 2007. Eurostar said that re­duc­ing its use of plas­tic bot­tles was a “ma­jor chal­lenge” but the goal of re­duc­ing plas­tic use was al­ready un­der­way with the ban of plas­tic straws on board trains and in lounges. Eurostar al­ready pro­motes it­self as a green way to travel be­tween Paris and Lon­don and claims that high-speed rail emits 90% less car­bon than fly­ing.

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