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Climate-friendly lifestyle

Sustainable living

Ideas for a sustainable life

Living more sustainably means reducing our environmental impact through everyday positive actions. Even small changes to your lifestyle could make a difference, and help you save money too.

See what other people are doing to live more sustainably...

Cutting food waste

71%
are taking action to minimise their food waste.

Recycling clothing

47%
regularly recycle clothing.

Reducing energy use

59%
are trying to reduce their energy use in the home.

Small changes you could make

Have one meat-free day a week

Did you know that reducing meat in your diet for a year could save almost 3 tennis courts of forest* and £260 for a family of four**? Get creative and try new recipes while saving money and the planet. 

*meatfreemondays.com/calculator

** UK diet trends, 2021

 

Save water at home

According to the Energy Saving Trust (2022), one household could save £45 a year by keeping shower time to no more than four minutes. You could also save water by installing an efficient shower head or using your washing machine only when it is fully loaded. Find more simple tips to start saving the planet at home.

Compost or recycle your food waste

Compost your food waste or start to recycle it. Recycled food waste can be used for commercial composting or it can be processed to create green electricity. Check with your local authority if food waste is being recycled in your area and get started.

Reduce your household waste

Reducing your household waste could help you save money while reducing your carbon footprint. See our top tips and make a small change today.

Ideas to reduce, reuse and recycle

Did you know that the saved energy from one recycled glass bottle can power a light bulb for 4 hours? Or that you can make a fleece jacket from 25 plastic bottles (Recycle-more.co.uk, 2021)? Learn tips to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Sustainable fashion

10% of the global carbon emissions come from the clothing industry (Sustain Your Style, 2022). Explore our 5 simple tips to make more sustainable fashion choices and start making a difference today.

What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint gives you information about your impact on the environment. Find how to calculate your carbon footprint and tips on how you could reduce it.

More ways to live sustainably

Save energy at home

From small changes to low-carbon heating systems, find out more about saving energy and money at home.

Low-carbon travel

Find out about ways to reduce your impact on the climate when travelling or commuting to work.