Air freighted consumables
In the off season you can find fruit and vegetables that have been air freighted from far flung places like South Africa and South America. Having found ourselves in a climate emegency it's reasonable to argue that one should wait for the Europe grape season, for example, rather than have them flown in from Chile.
Global trade is necessary, but until we have a sustainable air transport sector we need to be performing glabal trade via shipping. Which, although creates emissions, it does so at a much smaller footprint than air freight.
I feel that we need some legislation around this, but I'm not sure in what form. Over to the comments section?
Why the contribution is important
Air freighted consumables is a high carbon footprint luxury. Curtailing it is 'low hanging fruit', excuse the pun :)
by ozzyjon on February 05, 2021 at 01:34PM