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Amsterdam recently announced that all private jets will soon be banned from landing in the country. More specifically, a new procedure will ban all private jets from landing at Amsterdam's International Airport by 2025.
While not being able to land in Amsterdam with your private jet doesn't seem like a problem for many, it's a huge environmental step in the right direction.
It's no secret now that our planet produces way more pollution than it should (in insurmountable numbers). But did you know that private jets are part of the problem?
Private jets, most commonly used by celebrities or government officials, can emit up to two tonnes of CO2 in a single hour, according to Greenpeace. This number is huge, considering that the the same number is around 4.7 tonnes of CO2 per person per year when comparing it to the Carbon Footprint.
Considered a 'wasteful luxury', private jets are only used by approximately 1 percent of the population (yet they are responsible for half of the world’s aviation emissions).
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This makes Amsterdam's decision to ban private jets a whole lot clearer. The airport also announced that night flights and 'noisy' planes will also be reduced in this new plan.
The question is, will other countries follow in Amsterdam's green footsteps and do the same?