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Isle of Wight holiday 'should include green behaviour'

Wed 30 Jun 2010

Isle of Wight holiday 'should include green behaviour'

Tourists taking Isle of Wight holidays this summer have been told not to forget about their green credentials during their time away from home.

According to The Travel Foundation, many people do not consider the environment when they are away on holiday.

Sue Hurdle, chief executive of the organisation, stated that this is because people are focused on having a good time and being relaxed.

However, she said those on Isle of Wight holidays can do three simple things to make their time on the island more environmentally-friendly.

People can take short showers instead of baths to save water and reduce their use of plastic bags whenever possible, she advised.

Ms Hurdle said holidaymakers should also consider "spending an extra pound or two on a locally-made souvenir to make sure their holidays benefit the people who live there".

She was speaking after a survey carried out by Greener Holidays found that 49 per cent of people do not take their green duties seriously whilst on vacation.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-19865648-ADNFCR

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