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25 ways to go green this summer, from cycling holidays to making jam

25 ways to go green this summer, from cycling holidays to making jam

i has pulled together some top tips to ensure your summer of fun leaves a lighter footprint on the planet For keener cyclists, there are…

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i has pulled together some top tips to ensure your summer of fun leaves a lighter footprint on the planet

For keener cyclists, there are plenty of options to make cycling the main event of a holiday Summer is a time for beers on the beach and sunset walks after work, for long holidays and lazy afternoons in the garden. But it’s also a great time to reconnect with nature and embrace some greener habits. From vegan ice creams and cycling trips to line drying laundry and counting butterflies, i has pulled together some top tips to ensure your summer of fun leaves a lighter footprint on the planet. Ditch disposable barbecue

Disposable barbecues contain charcoal, which is often not sustainably sourced, and come wrapped in single-use plastic. Plus, they are a major headache for conservationists and firefighters, because they can so easily start a devastating wildfire if left unattended. Litter charities are not fans either, as disposable barbecues are regularly discarded on beaches and in parks because people leave before they are cool enough to carry to a bin.

In response to these concerns, Waitrose and Aldi have stopped selling disposable barbecues altogether, and a growing band of conservationists are calling for an outright ban. In the meantime, best to grill in your backyard. Buy sustainable charcoal

Much of the world’s charcoal is produced in Asia and Africa, and studies have linked the industry to deforestation, soil degradation, and excess greenhouse gas emissions. Choosing sustainable charcoal from […]

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