Buy local produce
If all our food came from within 20km of where we live, we could save £1.2 billion every year in environmental and congestion costs. And that’s just from food shopping, what about the other products we so often fill our baskets with?
Buying locally means our products don't have to travel as far. Food products in our aisles are often transported to us via air, sea or land and the journeys use enormous amounts of fossil fuels. But it’s not just transport that can be impacted by buying local – local so often means less plastic packaging is used to keep food as it is transported and stored.
- Find out where people are selling local produce in your area, and see what's on offer
- Using your local milkman will mean reusing glass bottles instead of one-use plastic and reducing the miles that the milk travels to reach you
- See which fruits and vegetables is in season
- Check the country of origin on the label at supermarkets
Buying local often means that you'll also be buying more seasonal produce, meaning tastier meals too!