Farmers outlines plan for carbon footprint reduction

The UK’s agricultural industry has outlined a roadmap for how it will achieve a three-million tonne cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 2018 to 2022.

Backed by 16 organisations in the sector, the plan highlights how increasing imports would simply shift where CO2 was produced, rather than reducing it.

Instead, the focus must be on all members of the industry taking steps to cut their emissions, while not cutting production levels, and also the role farming can play in renewable power generation.

Wiles Greenworld, London office supplies distributor and environmental consultancy provider welcomed the news, particularly after it reported this morning that the law industry was planning a similar move. The company hopes that the move from both law firms and the agriculture industry will inspire other sectors to target their emissions and embrace sustainability. The company which offers eco friendly office stationery supplies and a free recycling service has been targeting its carbon emissions for several years and has achieved 10% year on year carbon reduction.

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