Reduce car ownership

The majority of time a car is owned it isn’t being used. Parked cars take up space while requiring an incredible expenditure of resources to create and maintain them. There is an embedded environmental impact from owning a car, particularly in the manufacturing process, especially for the extraction of valuable metals used in batteries for electric vehicles. To be net positive, we will need to decrease individual car ownership. Luckily, there are loads of ways to do it. Start by thinking about the journeys a car is needed for, then think about alternatives such as hiring cars, participating in car share schemes, biking and using public transport. Then, plan to reduce the number of cars your family owns over the forthcoming years.

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Share a car with someone in your household
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Stop owning a car
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