Lifestyle choices

Woman holding a reusable water bottle outside

The choices we make matter. Everyone has different priorities, but we can choose to opt for the most sustainable options where possible; whether it’s the energy provider we choose, or the goods we buy.

Here are some tips:

  • Reduce single-use plastics
    We know that waste from single-use plastics is not only unsightly but also harms the environment. Consider shopping at refill shops where you can buy your dry goods without packaging. You can also use the Refill app to connect you to places to eat, drink and shop with less waste.  
  • Shop locally
    Buying locally can help to reduce your carbon footprint.  Why not try one of the local farmers markets in Elmbridge?
  • Go vegan
    Eating a vegan diet can help to reduce your environmental impact. Even reducing the amount of red meat and dairy you consume can make a difference. Pop along to the vegan market in Walton-on-Thames on the third Saturday of each month for inspiration. You’ll find a range of traders from crafts, gifts and jewellery to drinks, produce and skincare.
  • Upcycle
    Upcycling is a great way to cut waste and reduce the need for production of new items with the associated pollution this generates. Go online for upcycling ideas – the options are endless.  
  • Reduce waste
    Sign up to Greenredeem - this initiative not only provides lots of hints and tips on how to reduce your waste, it also enables you to earn rewards for your efforts. 

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