Airline asks passengers to use toilet before boarding

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/gr...passengers-to-use-toilet-before-boarding.html


Airline asks passengers to use toilet before boarding

A Japanese airline, All Nippon Airways, has started asking its passengers to visit the lavatory before boarding, in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) reasons that empty bladders means lighter passengers, which in turn means lighter aircraft and lower fuel use.

The airline will position staff near the boarding gates in terminals to ask passengers waiting for their flight to relieve themselves before boarding the aircraft.

It hopes that the weight saved will lead to a five-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over the course of a month.

According to Japan’s NHK television, the airline started the unusual policy on 1 October. Initially intended as an experiment lasting one month and 42 flights, ANA says that it may expand the trial if results are positive and it is well received by passengers.

Flying is the fastest-growing source of carbon dioxide emissions, accounting for more than 600 million tons of the greenhouse gas per year.
A return flight between London Heathrow and New York’s John F Kennedy airport creates around 2700lb (1.35 tons) of CO2 per passenger – more than one-third the yearly emissions of an average person worldwide.
 

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Brought to you by the same folks who catch thousands of whales each year for "research".
 

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Passengers asked to pee before boarding.....While the Obama's take two 747's to Copenhagen to pitch Chicago...The "green" movement is absurd...
 

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Passengers asked to pee before boarding.....While the Obama's take two 747's to Copenhagen to pitch Chicago...The "green" movement is absurd...
Bet you were one of those proud anti-socialist Americans who cheered when Chicago was voted down.
 

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Another attempt at labeling attempts to save a dime as part of "going green". What a crock.

It's one thing to actually do something to help curb overconsumption of resources, it's another to hide behind the movement for the sake of saving money.
 

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Passengers asked to pee before boarding.....While the Obama's take two 747's to Copenhagen to pitch Chicago...The "green" movement is absurd...
Shorter trip than the previous prez's trip to the summer Olympics...

Btw, it is absurd when view from a myopic point of view.

S
 

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Bet you were one of those proud anti-socialist Americans who cheered when Chicago was voted down.
I could care less if Chicago gets the Olympics...That city has plenty of problems it needs to address before it worries about welcoming the World...It is a corrupt bankrupt city....

I have a real problem with the tax dollars that were waisted flying two 747s to Copenhagen for the "Messiah" to pitch Chicago. I also have a problem with the "green" folks wanting people to pee before boarding while the "green" President spewed more CO2 on his trip then any amount of peeing before boarding can offset. The hypocracy of the "green" movement continues....
 

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Shorter trip than the previous prez's trip to the summer Olympics...

Btw, it is absurd when view from a myopic point of view.

S
Were any of these trips "green"?
 

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Were any of these trips "green"?
Nope.

My only point regarding any "green" movement is that (imo) it is myopic to believe that no change is necessary. If that is not what you were inferring, then I apologize.

S
 

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Bet you were one of those proud anti-socialist Americans who cheered when Chicago was voted down.
Ahhh, you must be one of those Roland Martin supporters and agreed with his op-ed:

(CNN) -- Whenever President Obama has traveled overseas and offered pointed and direct assessments of the United States, some of them critical, Republicans have ripped him for criticizing America, saying a president should always defend the United States.

So I want to hear the explanation by these so-called patriots of their giddy behavior over the United States losing the 2016 Olympic Games.

Yes, the United States. The bid that was rejected Friday by the International Olympic Committee was not a Chicago, Illinois, bid. It was the official bid submitted by the United States Olympic Committee and was representative of the nation. Tokyo's bid was that of Japan; Madrid's was that of Spain; and Rio de Janeiro's was that of Brazil.

Republicans want to spin the decision as a massive loss by President Obama and the Democrats who have always controlled Chicago politics.

"Hahahahaha," wrote Erick Erickson on the conservative "RedState" blog, "I thought the world would love us more now that Bush was gone."

What the critics don't see is that Obama's loss on the Olympics is America's loss. Any red-blooded American who loves to see the American flag raised and the national anthem played when one of our own wins a gold medal should blast the Republicans' giddiness over the loss.

I can recall crying along with millions of Americans when our hockey team beat the Russians and won the hockey gold in 1980. Where were those games? Lake Placid, New York. Euphoria spread all across the nation, not only because we beat the mighty Russians, but also because it took place on American soil.

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When Carl Lewis and Mary Lou Retton dominated the 1984 Olympic Games, we all beamed with pride because they represented the United States on American soil in Los Angeles, California.

And when Michael Johnson stormed around the track to obliterate the world record in the 200-meter dash (since broken by Jamaica's Usain Bolt), we relished the win as he took a victory lap around the stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Americans love home field advantage, and we always desire to show the rest of the world what we are made of.

I don't care if Republicans want to rip President Obama over going to Copenhagen, Denmark, to pitch for the games. This isn't about politics. It's not about ideology. This is about America. OUR pride. Our chance to shine. Our loss of the games.

So, to all the critics happy about us losing the 2016 games, turn in your flag lapel pins and stop boasting of being so patriotic. When an American city loses, like New York did in the the last go-round, we all lose. And all you critics are on the same level as the America haters all across the world.

You should be shouted down for not backing your own country. The next time any of you bang out a press release about "Buy American" or "Support our troops," remember this moment when your cynical, callous and small-minded brains happily rejoiced when America lost the 2016 Olympic Games.
 

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Nope.

My only point regarding any "green" movement is that (imo) it is myopic to believe that no change is necessary. If that is not what you were inferring, then I apologize.

S
My point is that I am tiring of being told that urine and tiny cars are the solution, while people like Obama, Gore, and John Edwards burn more carbon in a year than I do in a lifetime....
 

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My point is that I am tiring of being told that urine and tiny cars are the solution, while people like Obama, Gore, and John Edwards burn more carbon in a year than I do in a lifetime....
No doubt. So what is the solution? Or at least, where does it start?

S
 

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No doubt. So what is the solution? Or at least, where does it start?

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That depends on what the "problem" is...I think the problem is the politicians...Not my "carbon footprint".....
 

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The problem is getting your average Joe/Jane to realize their lifestyle of gluttony, selfishness, and turbo-consumption needs to change.
 

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The problem is getting your average Joe/Jane to realize their lifestyle of gluttony, selfishness, and turbo-consumption needs to change.
You mean like Al Gore and John Edwards?
 

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Bring back the "straight jet" engines, if were going to take down the ozone let's do it in style. As for ANA, I work for them and believe me, this isn't the dumbest thing I've seen come from them. Let me get this straight, however, you have a 100 pound person pissin' out 1oz of alcohol... Oh yeah, big difference. If they were that concerned, go to a natural metal and strip the paint. So I watched "The Day After Tommorow" and "The Idioti...errr...Inconvenient Truth" and could not tell the difference. Watch out because the "cold" will chase you or Al Gore. A ship floating down lower Manhatten(oh ok, I can see that) now friggin' wolves running around(WTFO). Sorry, I've got to get back to randomly dispersing aerosols and burning fluro-chloro-carbons.
 

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If I own 2 cars?
One is a Hummer h2
the other is a Prius.
does that make me carbon neutral?
or at least a moderate?
 
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