Clean Air Day
Did you know that the polluting emissions from a new bus (Euro VI engine) are in many cases lower than the average emissions from a modern car (Euro 6 engine)? That’s just one more reason why going by bus is a great way to travel.
Just one full double-decker bus can take 75 cars off the road, but in a recent survey we asked 3,000 UK adults what they were doing to decrease their carbon footprint, and 1 in 11 people said it would never cross their mind to use public transport instead of the car to do this*. What’s more, over 1 in 5 people find it quicker and more convenient to drive their car, despite knowing that using public transport has less environmental impact.
At First Bus we recognise the importance of the clean air agenda and believe we can be part of the solution. That’s why we’re supporting this year’s Clean Air Day, by promoting bus travel as a way of reducing the number of cars on our roads, which will ultimately help to improve air quality.
We’re working hard to reduce our own vehicle emissions too. As a result, our new vehicles are all low-emission and produce around 95% less harmful Nitrogen Oxides than older vehicles they replaced, while many of our older vehicles are being upgraded with cleaner technology.
And as part of our ‘DriveGreen’ initiative, we’re continuing to use the latest technology to ensure our drivers drive in a way that reduces our vehicles’ emissions even further.
As well as taking the bus, here’s some top tips from the National Clean Air Day campaign on other ways you can help to reduce pollution in your own home:
Open your window when cooking or using cleaning products. Good ventilation is the key to avoiding air pollution in the home.
Think about how you do your cleaning. Keep dust levels low and use milder, fragrance-free products.
Regularly service your boiler.
Consume less energy = produce less pollution.
Switch energy suppliers & choose renewable energy tariffs.
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*‘The research for First Bus was carried out online by Opinion Matters between 28/05/2019 and 03/06/2019 amongst a panel of 3,000. All research conducted adheres to the MRS Codes of Conduct (2010) in the UK and ICC/ESOMAR World Research Guidelines. Opinion Matters is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act (1998).