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Environmental Initiatives

Our Environment

Modern Trafalgar coaches

Proudly using 100% recycled paper

Trafalgar, alongside The Travel Corporation's family of companies, uses one of the most environmentally-friendly, 100% recycled coated-papers available for all our brochures, catalogues and marketing materials. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 90,000* trees per year, reducing landfill waste and reducing the energy required to make paper from primary fibres by one-fifth.
*Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Fund.

Our fuel-efficient coaches

Coach travel has been proven to have substantial environmental benefits, including reducing congestion and causing less pollution per passenger kilometre than any other transportation option. Coaches have been proven to emit fewer greenhouse gases on a per passenger basis than either train or car travel.* Trafalgar's coach fleet is among the best in Europe and complies with EU emissions standards either V or VI, which are the most efficient engines currently available.

The Travel Corporation participates in Smart Move, an industry initiative promoting the enhanced use of coaches worldwide to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 50 million tonnes per year.

GHG Conversion Factors in Kilometres

Method of TravelKilograms of C02 per passenger kilometre
Car** 0.2028
Air 0.0819
Rail 0.0577
Coach*** 0.0300
*DEFRA (Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) GHG Conversion Factors 2009
** Car assumes national UK average of 1.5 people per car.
*** Assumes average of 36 passengers

Do your bit...

There are many things we can all do in our day-to-day lives to minimize our environmental impact – both at home and while traveling. TreadRight has compiled a list of ideas and suggestions for all travelers. Take a moment to learn about some simple actions you can take to reduce your impact and do your bit.

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