If you want Western-style consumption, you'll find it in abundance at the Accra Mall. But thankfully, there are many in West Africa keen to encourage sustainable tourism that is both environmentally and culturally sensitive.
A massive 40% of the UK's carbon emissions come from energy used in the home and for travel. Small measures to increase the efficiency of personal energy usage can therefore make a significant difference to this global problem.
Recycled glassware, whether it be desert bowls, wine glasses or tumblers are now easy to locate and cheap to buy. They are now even being produced by fairtrade sources. There are a number of sources such as The Ethical Superstore which produce stylish and environmentally friendly recycled glassware.
Bio D have produced a range of laundry and household cleaning products which are natural, biodegradable, safe to use and have minimal effect on the environment. Wherever possible the raw materials used are from renewable sources, they are not tested on animals and have no animal by-products. The packaging is recyclable.