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1039: Local food transport and shopping and climate change

This paper is taken from ‘Local food and climate change’, a report produced by Making Local Food Work

Year of Publication2010

Transport of food is responsible for about 12% of the UKs food related greenhouse gas emissions. Cutting down on food miles can help reduce this, but it is probably more effective to help customers to be able to walk, cycle or use public transport to buy food, or to provide efficient deliveries to people’s homes or in bulk to a drop-off point or food co-op, to use renewable fuels and to make efficient use of journeys such as through co-operation and using return journeys for other deliveries

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