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See the world, save it too

We’re on a mission to make travelling with baggage better for our planet. We all dream of leaving footprints in the sand on picturesque beaches, but that doesn’t have to apply to our carbon footprint. Travelling with baggage has a surprising impact on the environment and we’re here to help change that.

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The facts behind baggage

The travel industry has a lot of baggage. Baggage is an often overlooked part of the travel industry’s environmental impact and we aim to change that.

28,000,000kg

of paper used for luggage tags in 2019

24.8 million

bags were mishandled in 2018

30%

additional airmiles required due to mishandled baggage

300,000 trees

are destroyed annually for paper production

500,000,000kg

of baggage couldn't be directly reconciled with passengers

8,000,000kg

of CO2 released into the atmosphere due to airtravel

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Membership

Join our alliance to support our mission

If you and your organisation believe in this cause, join the Green Baggage Alliance. Your yearly membership helps us invest in research, development, education, workshops and more. You’ll also receive exclusive access to resources, information, networking, partner discounts and promotions.

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Passengers

Be the change you want to see in the world

We know that change has to start somewhere and we believe it starts with you. Travel better by packing lighter, using less single-use plastics on flights and by using baggage made from recycled materials.

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Certification Coming Soon

Get Green Baggage certified

Have you made efforts to reduce your carbon footprint when it comes to baggage? Our experts will review your application and score your efforts and investments. If you meet our standards and are approved for Green Baggage certification, you’ll be included on our list of recipients and be able to showcase our official mark on your collateral.

Marlon van der Meer, Founder and CEO - BagsID Network

'The Green Baggage initiative is a much-needed change in the way commercial aviation looks at baggage processing and importantly breaks down the 'whole journey' view of aviation sustainability. With electrification and biofuel technology bringing sustainability to the fore within aviation, there are many wins to be had by pinpointing the opportunities within the baggage handling sphere, bringing a significant reduction of pressure on the planet within the complete baggage journey. We're proud to have initiated Green Baggage and look forward to the difference it will make in the world and for the future'

Esther Kromhout, NACO Director

NACO’s commitment to sustainability extends to all areas of aviation. As an expert in BHS, sustainability, and terminal planning, we see great potential for reducing the environmental impact of BHS. We’re proud to be part of the Green Baggage Alliance and shape a more resilient and sustainable future of aviation together!

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