Joanna Lumley calls for a return of rationing in order to combat climate change.
The Absolutely Fabulous star suggested legislation is needed ‘for the sake of this beautiful Earth’.
‘These are tough times,’ she said. ‘We might even have to go back to some kind of rationing, where you’re given a certain number of points and it’s up to you how to spend them – whether it’s buying a bottle of whisky or flying in an aeroplane.’
Joanna Lumley calls for rationing to combat climate change
Miss Lumley, 75 years old, has been a campaigner against single-use plastic and also suggested that people cut back on weekends away abroad and quit eating meat.
Speaking to Radio Times, she added: ‘We’ve got to think that everything we do will make the place better – every plastic bottle you don’t buy, every piece of litter you pick up, every piece of meat you don’t eat. Every small thing counts.’
She continued: ‘We’ve become very wasteful, particularly in the Western world.
‘Of course, there are lots of people in the Western world who are jolly poor, but largely it’s the Western world that stuffs its face and chucks stuff away and doesn’t care.
‘Perhaps people have got to think a bit harder. Maybe more of our holidays should be at home or taking trains, and not hopping on a plane to Magaluf for the weekend.’
Miss Lumley (75), who has fought against single-useplastic, also recommended that people stop taking weekend trips abroad and stop eating meat.
Miss Lumley stated earlier this year that her good health could be attributed to her vegetarian diet.
‘I don’t get ill because I’m vegetarian,’ she told the Mail.
‘I still have plenty of energy. I am perfectly fine, I gave-up meat 45 years ago.
‘Everything I was in, including being Patsy, was done on a vegetarian diet.’