As usual, people are making this issue unnecessarily complicated. A lot of what we do is wasteful, if we eliminated this by simple change of habit we could do wonders for the environment. We know there is far too much packaging on many products we purchase so reduce it and we won’t need to throw so much away. Move away from the junk paper we get bombarded with every day it’s not just junk mail, it’s leaflets included in magazines etc.

Why do we commute so much and so far? The proposal by Nottingham City Council to levy a charge on parking spaces sounds like a step forward, provided it’s backed up with usable public transport. A few more changes like this and the country could save a fortune. The environment would benefit too.

Oh, and we could impose a levy on imported products where they could be produced in more environmentally friendly conditions.