When it comes to minimising the impact of consumption on Scotland's environment, the best place to start is by trying to reduce what we use.
This is because greenhouse gas emissions involved in an item's production won’t have been created in the first place. By taking action in this area, we can help tackle climate change and get Scotland to net zero.
Food production, goods manufacturing, transportation and storage all contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and costs that are passed on to us all. Making careful decisions about what we buy and trying to reduce waste can have a big impact.
The cost of what we put in the bin every week is a good reason to reduce waste. Throwing out less reduces the amount of energy needed to transport and process waste. It means less landfill too, which in turn means less greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
Reduce Food Waste
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TAKE ACTION STARTING NOW
To achieve net zero by 2045, we must take action now. Start here to find ways that you can make changes in your life at home and on the go.