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Buying Local and Lowering Food Miles
Buying Local and Lowering Food Miles
The food miles attached to the produce, meat and fish that we buy can be quite staggering. But with a little thought you can buy much more closer to home....
Carbon Neutral Supermarkets
Carbon Neutral Supermarkets
Carbon counted, CO2, carbon dioxide, emissions, sustainability, waitrose, marks and spencer, sainsbury’s, asda, tesco, Somerfield, organic food, seasonal uk produce,…...
Consume Less And Lower Your Footprint
Consume Less And Lower Your Footprint
Consuming less, not constantly buying new things, can be a very effective way to cut your carbon footprint – and increase your bank balance....
Diet and Your Carbon Footprint
Diet and Your Carbon Footprint
You are what you eat, they say, and by changing our diets a little we can lower our individual carbon footprints....
Farm Shops and Farmer's Markets
Farm Shops and Farmer's Markets
Farm shops and farmers’ markets not only support small local farmers and growers, they also mean that the food you buy has a minimal carbon footprint....
Is Buying Organic More Carbon-Friendly?
Is Buying Organic More Carbon-Friendly?
Organic food is certainly produced in a carbon-friendly way, but you might be surprised to learn that you have to think twice before buying it....
Problems with Packaging
Problems with Packaging
We create eight million tons of packaging each year in the UK and use 17 billion plastic carrier bags. Is there anything we can do to reduce that figure and our carbon…...
Shopping Online to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Shopping Online to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
As well as thinking about the cost of shopping, and the time and effort it takes, more people are now thinking about the environmental impact of their shopping habits....
Should Plastic Bags Be Banned?
Should Plastic Bags Be Banned?
We tend to take plastic bags for granted but they are dangerous to wildlife. We should perhaps take the step to ban plastic bags for good....
The Impact of Carbon Labelling
The Impact of Carbon Labelling
The introduction of labels on food to show the carbon footprint of that food began in 2007 and is likely to become more popular in the next few years....
Why Does Meat Have a High Carbon Footprint?
Why Does Meat Have a High Carbon Footprint?
Meat has a high carbon footprint because it is an inefficient way of trapping the energy from the sun and our farm animals produce large amounts of methane, a highly…...
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