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Shopping & Services

Shopping and Services account for some 17% of the average UK person's carbon footprint. Reduce your footprint by following the advice below

  • Appliances

  • Technology

  • Gardening

  • Financial Services

  • IT and mobile providers

  • Pensions, Savings and Investments

Over the coming weeks, we will be creating a series of blogs and articles to explain how the things you buy and the services you  choose to use impact on your Carbon Footprint. Here are just some of the topics we hope to cover

  • Clothing

  • Furniture

  • Household Cleaning Products

  • Health and Beauty Products

  • Office Supplies

  • 7 Rs - see below


Top Tips for Reducing your Carbon Footprint


Here are 3 simple tips relating to what you buy to get you started.

  • Don't keep buying new bottles of laundry liquid, shampoo etc, but get them refilled - we have two great places you can do this in Market Harborough - Refill Revolution at the Eco Village and Harborough Market Refills in the Indoor Market

  • Make sure you only buy paper products that have been made from recycled paper

  • Try and apply the 7Rs before you throw anything into the bin and buy something new : Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rot (compost!)

We will regularly be adding more tips to the list, so do keep coming back to check them out. If you have any top tips you would like to share, do let us know

If you would like to join Harborough Climate Action or ask us a question, or suggest something you would like to see on our website, just drop us an email