April 2019
April 2020
The map shows the average PM2.5 of each country in April 2019 compared to April 2020
Low level of PM2.5
concentration (μg/m3)
Medium level of PM2.5
concentration (μg/m3)
High level of PM2.5
concentration (μg/m3)
Country:
UK
Pollution levels before lockdown:
55
Based on the average levels of PM2.5 concentration (μg/m3) in the air in April 2019
Pollution levels during lockdown:
55
Based on the average levels of PM2.5 concentration (μg/m3) in the air in April 2020
City:
London
Pollution levels before lockdown:
55
Based on the average levels of PM2.5 concentration (μg/m3) in the air in April 2019
Pollution levels during lockdown:
55
Based on the average levels of PM2.5 concentration (μg/m3) in the air in April 2020

As humans, we will always want to travel to see places and experience cultures different to our own in order to expand our lives, and make them richer. They say that every cloud has a silver lining, and we’re hoping that the silver lining of 2020 is that our eyes have been opened to what we can achieve in terms of saving the world (who knew that being a superhero could look so simple). dealchecker still wants you to be able to experience new and exciting places but we’re asking our users to stop and think about the little things that each of us can do to make a difference and protect our home.

Aeroplanes and hotels aren’t known for being the most eco-friendly things, and while we at dealchecker love a holiday, we also love our planet.

SO, WE’RE HERE TO GIVE YOU SOME TIPS ON HOW TO TRAVEL IN A CLEANER WAY AND KEEP THOSE NUMBERS DOWN:

Offset your carbon footprint - there are lots of companies offering travellers the chance to pay to offset the CO2 emissions caused by your journey. Yes, the emissions will still be released into the atmosphere but the money goes to investing in schemes to reduce carbon dioxide elsewhere.
Consider train travel - train travel takes a little (or a lot) longer but it only produces around 50% of the emissions of a plane journey to the same place. That’s a lot less, and you might get to take in some dreamy views along the way.
Stay in an eco-accredited hotel - Green Globe and Green Key are just two of the accreditations that hotels can earn for leading the way when it comes to sustainability and environment protection. Staying in one of these hotels can make your stay just that much more relaxing as you know your break is environmentally sound.
Use your feet - This sounds simple but lots of simple changes can change the world. When you’re away, avoid taxis, buses and trains where possible and instead use your feet. That way you know no excess emissions are being created and you get to explore the neighbourhood you’re staying in a lot more too.