Sir Paul McCartney is said to be “horrified” that his new eco-friendly car was flown 7,000 miles from Japan.
The Lexus LS600H, which costs £ 84,000, was a gift from Lexus to the 65-year-old former Beatle, who helped promote the hybrid vehicle.
But instead of arriving by boat as expected, the car was flown to Britain on a Korean Air flight, creating a carbon footprint almost 100 times bigger than if it had come by sea….
Carbon offsetting firm CO2balance.com said the plane journey would have caused a carbon footprint of 38,050kg, compared to 397kg for a three-week boat journey…. Co2balance.com Director Mike Rigby said: “That is the equivalent of driving the car around the world six times.”