Islington council is preparing new planning guidance on how buildings can reduce their carbon emissions. You can get involved by reading the scoping paper and completing a survey at the Let's Talk Islington webpage.
The most effective way to reduce waste is not to create it in the first place. Making new products requires a lot of materials and energy – consider the raw materials that have to be extracted, the energy used to produce the product, and then the transportation. As a result, reducing the number of things you buy and reusing existing products are the most effective ways you could save natural resources, protect the environment and save money.