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Go Before Going To Cut Carbon Emissions

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

Airline asks passengers to use the toilet before boarding… so they will weigh less and help cut carbon emissions

A Japanese airline has started asking passengers to go to the toilet before boarding in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) claims that empty bladders mean lighter passengers, a lighter aircraft and thus lower fuel use.

Airline staff will be present at boarding gates in terminals to ask passengers waiting to fly to relieve themselves before boarding, The Independent reported.

ANA hopes the weight saved will lead to a five-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over the course of 30 days.

The airline began the policy on October 1, according to Japan’s NHK television.

Although it is intended as an experiment lasting one month and 42 flights, the trial may be extended if it is well-received by passengers and if results are positive.

Based on an average human bladder capacity of 15oz, if 150 passengers relieved themselves on board an aircraft, this would amount to 63.7kg of waste.

How are they going to enforce this?

Remember how they laughed when we said these ‘climate change’ nonsense was going to impact our lives in unimaginable ways?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Go Before Going To Cut Carbon Emissions”

  1. proreason says:

    “Based on an average human bladder capacity of 15oz, if 150 passengers relieved themselves on board an aircraft, this would amount to 63.7kg of waste. ”

    There you go.

    All you have to do is assume that every person who gets on board an airplane has to pee desperately.

    I know I frequently drink a 6-pack and then wait to pee until I have to be strapped into a chair for 30 minutes.

  2. caligirl9 says:

    I smell a job opportunity for hundreds of nurses—check-in three hours before your flight for your pre-flight enema and catheterization. Ta-da!!

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Does JAL (?) have a problem with planes sitting on the tarmac for hours on end like the U.S. does?

  4. NickB says:

    They’ll simply charge a $4.00 “fee” for using the plane’s toilet. They alluded to this prior to charging for luggage, pillows, blankets…etc. I try to fly Jet Blue as they are far and away the best airline out there. The rest are a bunch of thieves and liars….much like the current Administration.

  5. Chuckk says:

    Why not have two classes of toilets in every plane? One for urination, the other for everything else. The urine toilets can be emptied into the atmosphere as they are used. This will save even more weight, and will help irrigate the land below.


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