Recession helped councils cut carbon emissions

The majority of local councils saw carbon emissions fall in 2009. This was partly because of the economic downturn, according to new government figures released.

Statistics published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today reveal that emissions fell in 402 of the 406 local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland in 2009.

Total emissions fell by an average of 12.2 per cent between 2005 and 2009.

Wiles Greenworld London office supplies distributor believes that the carbon reduction was achieved by more efficient resource management and waste reduction. The environmental office supplies company believes that business can reduce their carbon footprint during and after the recession by reducing wastage, buying green products and recycling at work.

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