Secondary Footprint - Carbon Reduction
Tips to helping you reduce your personal secondary footprint
Tips and Advice to help you cut carbon and energy cost
A secondary footprint is the sum of the indirect emissions associated with the manufacture and breakdown of all products, services and food an individual consumes.
Secondary footprint caused by your purchasing habits
- Think before you buy, every product you buy has an associated carbon footprint.
- Reduce single use or cheep products as it is oftern better for the environment and costs overtime to buy more expensive products that will last longer.
- Buy local products to reduce the products travel footprint in air or sea transport.
- Buy less and reuse old products by finding new uses for them.
- Think carefully about the type of activities you do in your spare time. Do any of these cause an increase in carbon emissions? e.g. Saunas, Health clubs, restaurants and pubs, go-karting etc. etc...
Take a look at our Plastic Waste page for tips on how you can decrease your plastic footprint using the four r's - Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Sending a tonne of plastic to landfill rather than using recycled plastic produces an extra 2.6 tonnes CO2e.
Work out your plastic footprint using our free Plastic Calculator
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