Take Action

 As an Individual




Other Goods

  • Eat less meat and fish
  • look for options with less packaging and particularly avoid non-recyclable packaging
  • Minimise food waste – there are lots of ways to use leftovers click here for more ideas
  • Grow your own fruit and vegetables
  • Use peat free compost
  • Avoid chilled goods which have been imported over long distances and therefore have a big carbon footprint
  • Try to avoid food containing palm oil.  New palm oil plantations are one of the main causes of tropical rain forest destruction and many mass produced foods like bread, cakes and cereals.


  • Use clothes until they wear out
  • Extend the life of your clothes with repairs and alterations to keep them out of landfill for as long as possible
  • Pass on unwanted clothes to charities or charity shops and buy second hand clothes when possible
  • Use natural fabrics when possible


  • Buy what you need not what you want
  • With white goods go for maximum energy efficiency
  • Always consider repair before replacing
  • Always consider the potential for recycling beofre buying