How to make your home more sustainable - Intro

Travel & transport

25% of all UK carbon emissions come from travel-related sources - from our cars, from the flights we take, from the buses and trains we use.

Reducing the number of journeys we make by car, cutting down on flights and making the most of public transport can all contribute towards making a sizeable dent in the country's annual emissions.

Opting to walk or cycle shorter distances can have a hugely positive impact on both your finances and your health as well as helping the environment so always look to take this option whenever you can.

Water saving

Water is one of our most precious commodities, making up 75% of the human body and covering 71% of the Earth’s surface. However, it has been calculated that as little as 0.02% of that water is actually fresh water available for human consumption and that 50% of the world's population will face water shortages by 2025.

Each person in the UK currently uses about 150 litres of water every day; this has been rising by 1% per year since 1930. Most of the water we use is wasted, being flushed down the toilet or left to flow down the sink while we clean our teeth.

By making just a few small changes to your liquid lifestyle you will be helping to cut the demand on our most important natural resource, as well saving money on your household bills. There are many ways to make your home greener.


Consumer spending in retail outlets continues to soar from year to year, but few of us put much thought into what environmental implications our regular shopping habits have.

Yet there's plenty to think about, from the distance that food has travelled to reach the shop in the first place, to the packaging wrapped around our purchases. From the fuel we use driving to and from the supermarket to the ludicrous volume of carrier bags we each get through every year!



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