Resource use

Climate change – can achieving net zero in Global Britain ever be fair to everyone?

Kierra Box, Trade campaigner06 Nov 2019

Kierra Box asks whether a net zero UK can save us from the climate emergency and also be fair to everyone.

Ever decreasing circle: 3 major warnings of nature’s catastrophic decline.

Paul de Zylva24 May 2019

“The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is getting smaller and increasingly frayed.”

New bill to cut plastic pollution presented to parliament

17 May 2019External link

The Phase-out of Plastic Pollution Bill to significantly cut plastic waste by 2042 introduced to parliament in February 2019.

Making the polluter pay for the transition to net zero

24 Mar 2019

Should the fossil fuel industry fund the transition to zero carbon? In the UK they cause around £44 billion worth of damage each year.

Consumption: our position

21 Feb 2018

It's good to enjoy food, clothes and treating ourselves. But the huge pressure to over consume (and waste) so much is harming nature and people: Friends of the Earth's position.

Mind your step

30 May 20154.59 MB PDF file

The land and water footprints of everyday products.

The four footprints technical briefing

02 Feb 2015492 kB PDF file

The Four Footprints: frequently asked questions for policy makers.

The incineration campaign guide

02 Dec 1997675 kB PDF file

A guide published in 1997 to help local activists campaign against incinerators and raise awareness of the serious environmental threats incineration poses.

Tomorrow's world

30 Sep 1997External link

A paperback book about human consumption and environmental limits, written by Friends of the Earth.