10 Common myths about offsetting

Exactly what carbon offsetting is still a bit of a mystery to a lo of people, here are some common misconceptions that we are keen to bust.

  • It funds the carbon tax
  • The money goes to scientific research
  • Offsetting is all about planting trees
  • Offsetting is a cheap way to get out of reducing emissions
  • Offsetting is done overseas
  • You can’t be sure about being carbon neutral
  • There’s no standard to measure being carbon neutral
  • Offsetting only provides benefits to the environment
  • Nothing happens when you offset
  • There is no standard to offset credits

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