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Less waste, more magic: Guide to a greener Christmas launched

Greener Footprints Herefordshire has launched a new guide to enjoying a more sustainable Christmas, packed full of great ideas for reducing waste – and saving money. The guide includes 25 tips for gorgeous gift ideas, seasonal decorating, waste-free…

Transport

Transport contributes 36% to Herefordshire's carbon emissions.
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Energy

Three quarters of the energy consumed in Herefordshire is used to heat and power buildings (both residential and commercial) and the appliances they contain….
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Food

Emissions resulting from food consumption for an average family of four are almost double the emissions from their transport and heating usage combined...
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Housing and buildings

Over one-third of Herefordshire's greenhouse gas emissions come from heating homes and other buildings.
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Waste

75,000 tonnes of household waste is generated in the county every year. 41% is sent for recycling and composting.
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Farming and land use

The way we manage land is a key part of the solution to getting to a net zero and nature rich county. There are significant opportunities to capture carbon in the soil, plant hedges and trees…
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