UK consumers save a million 'Together'

UK consumers have achieved a saving of a million tonnes of CO2 whilst cutting household bills by £200 million, reports the Together campaign.

The Together campaign makes it easier for consumers to fight climate change in their daily lives by providing affordable products and services in partnership with some of the biggest names on the UK high street. Launched two years ago by independent NGO The Climate Group, Together is the UK’s leading
climate campaign, run in partnership with well known brands including B&Q, Barclaycard, British Gas, Coca-Cola, M&S, More Th>n, National Express, O2, Sky and Tesco.

The million tonne saving – equivalent to taking 390,000 cars off the road for a year – has been achieved through millions of small, individual actions by people across the UK including insulating lofts, changing light bulbs and washing clothes at lower temperatures.

At a time when many UK consumers are feeling the pinch, these actions have also helped households save money: £11 a year by washing clothes at lower temperatures, £49 from using energy efficient light bulbs and over £200 from insulating lofts.

A spokesperson from O2 said, “Mobiles are great and people will always want them and the benefits they bring. But customers are becoming more aware of their footprint and the collective carbon action savings to be gained by keeping handsets longer is simply massive. By retaining or recycling their handsets, O2 customers have saved over 3.8 million kg of CO2 savings.”