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Living more sustainably

There are a range of activities and things we can do individually, as a family or as a community that will help improve our local area and have positive benefits further a field.

In these pages we have given some examples of the types things we can all do.

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Composting

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Anyone can take part in composting. You don't have to be a keen gardener or have big garden to make compost. You can make compost using just kitchen scraps. The finished compost will make an excellent soil improver for your flower beds, vegetable plots and plant containers.

Local Authority links and information to get you started:
Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
North Norfolk District Council
Norfolk County Council

Recycling

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Recycling really is easy and you can really make a difference.

  • It conserves resources by reducing the need to consume natural resources and raw materials and so protects natural habitats for the future.
  • It saves energy by using considerably less total energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials.
  • It helps protect the environment by reducing the need for extracting, refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution.
  • It saves energy, which helps to tackle climate change. Current UK recycling is estimated to save more than 18 million tonnes of C02 a year the equivalent to taking 5 million cars off the road.
  • It reduces the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites across the UK.

Some useful links: Recycle for Norfolk has loads of useful ideas and help plus fun learning zone
Links to Local Authority recycling webpages: Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk; Great Yarmouth Borough Council, North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council.

Leave your car at home

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Consider leaving your car at home or at your holiday accomodation and instead use Coasthopper bus service or vast network of public footpaths, walking routes and cycleways

This reduces congestion on the coast making it a much more pleasant experience, it certainly is more relaxing and also reduces carbon emissions in the area.  Public transport is a great alternative to going by car.

Buy local products

Buying local food makes sense for many reasons. Produce can be fresher, it keeps money in the local economy, you can keep in touch with the seasons and, best of all, it can be fun finding out about the producers of the food and traditional crafts that make the Norfolk coast special.

Our local products directory will give you a flavour of the many producers and outlets within the AONB.

Public transport

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The Norfolk Coast is easily accessed by public transport. The Traveline public transport information website will help you to plan your journey both to and around the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

While here in the AONB some other great links which will help you access public transport information are:

Norfolk Coast Partnership
Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk
Great Yarmouth BC