Over the past couple of decades successive governments have made plenty of noise about Britain’s falling CO2 emissions. But while such claims are technically true, they overlook a key component of the country’s actual carbon footprint – those emissions generated in the production of the goods and services we import.
What I do find quite strange and frustrating is the lack of public information about the quality of air.
London residents alone throw away 20 million tonnes of waste each year according to the London Community Resource Network, which estimates that recycling or reusing these resources could stop 150 million tonnes of annual carbon emissions.
The full horror of hitting 50 hit me personally this year as I ‘celebrated’ my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I realised that half my life has been spent in the Green Movement.
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