Simple things you can do
Clean air campaign

Pedestrian walking down a quiet street with her back to camera
 
Walk or cycle instead of driving

Did you know that 69% of all UK car journeys are short ones? Walking or cycling will help reduce air pollution for everyone.

 

Traffic in a jam on a road
 
Stuck in traffic? Then recycle your air

Car passengers can be exposed to almost 8 times as much pollution as cyclists. So when stuck in traffic, use the recycled air setting in your car.

Runner
 
Work out at the best time of day

Joggers inhale more pollution than walkers over the same distance. The best time to run or jog is generally early, before the day’s traffic affects air quality.

Houseplants in a house
 
Get some pollution-busting houseplants

It’s true – houseplants can help filter harmful compounds from the air at home. Peace lily, cornstalk dracaena and broadleaf lady palm all fit the bill.

London black cab in traffic outside a bank
 
Save fuel and save air pollution too

Turn off your car engine when in stationary traffic. And if you fill up your car at colder times of the day, it will avoid fuel evaporation.