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Here’s some sustainable actions you can take now to reduce your carbon footprint!

 

Top 5 things to do as an individual

HOME

  • Install solar panels and double-glazed windows to reduce energy use
  • Select appliances with high energy-efficiency ratings

 

WASTE

  • Recycle at home
  • Find alternative ways to reduce your food waste by using all parts of plants and vegetables

 

RETAIL

  • Reduce your non-essential shopping
  • Buy from sustainable retail companies

 

FOOD

  • Avoid food waste
  • Reduce number of deliveries and take away food
  • Use reusable packaging at home
  • Eat local – join a local farmers delivery scheme
  • Eat a seasonal vegetable-based diet

 

TRAVEL

  • Use public transport, cycle or walk to work
  • Reduce your international travel

 

Top 5 things to do as a company

 

OPERATIONS

  • Manage your premises better – install water and light sensors to save energy at your offices
  • Create an environmental policy followed by all employees

 

WASTE

  • Devise a waste management strategy
  • recycling facilities

 

SUPPLIERS

  • Work with sustainable, fair trade suppliers
  • Engage with local suppliers and bike couriers

 

PRINTING

  • Reduce printing by printing on both sides of the page and using B&W inks

 

TRAVEL

  • Promote a ‘Cycle-to-work scheme’ for your employees
  • Reduce non-essential business flights or travel by train
PLASMA magazine 6
Design David Benski

 

 

 

 

 

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