carbon footprint

Consumers called on to cut carbon footprint by reducing clothing purchases

Climate conscious Devon residents are being urged to reduce their carbon footprint by cutting down on the clothes they buy and instead get the most out of what they have.

And if residents do have to buy new clothes, they are encouraged to buy better-quality, ethically sourced items, preferably from a local retailer.

The ‘fast fashion’ industry is the second highest carbon-...

Plymouth's carbon footprint reduced again

Plymouth’s citywide carbon footprint has fallen to a new low – an announcement welcomed by the city’s Climate Change Commission and confirmed by the recent release of the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s national ‘emissions estimates’ for 2011.

Despite a small ‘blip’ in the figures for 2010, attributed to the impact of a very cold winter, emissions for the city have now...