CSR-A COP Tips: Waste less
Going zero waste is a great step towards combating climate change.
Food waste is a serious problem, when food breaks down at landfill sites, it releases harmful greenhouse gases like methane into the atmosphere. Approximately 8-10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions relate to food waste.
Humans waste an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food every year – around one third of all food produced for human consumption. This scale of food waste leads to habitat destruction, decreased biodiversity and overuse of land and water. (Energy Saving Trust)
To combat the climate emergency and help protect our environment, we all need to reduce the amount of food we waste.
We can also avoid single use plastics and paper products by saying no thanks and opting for reusables.
Why not downsize what you purchase. Think about what you really need and what is not so important.
Find a way to keep an item out of the landfill by keeping it in great condition, repairing or up-cycling it when it breaks. The UK’s right to repair law is legislating to give consumers the choice to carry out repairs – either themselves or using a third party – and to prevent “planned obsolescence” by manufactures.
We still have time to prevent climate change and one of the simplest ways to do this is to live a less wasteful lifestyle.
Little steps add up to big impacts, join the race net zero.