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David Attenborough: One thing we can all do is stop waste

File photo dated 08/10/17 of Sir David Attenborough who has said that he would attempt to convince "blind" Donald Trump that climate change is a real threat. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 26, 2019. The veteran naturalist and TV presenter has said he would not shirk from confronting the US president over his sceptical stance on the impact of climate change. See PA story SHOWBIZ Attenborough. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire

Sir David Attenborough has said the one thing everyone can do to help keep the planet healthy is end waste.

The broadcaster, 92, said humans need to be responsible when it comes to food and power.

He also warned that meat consumption needs to be reduced.

Sir David told Radio Times magazine: "Above all, we have to bear one thing in mind - every single mouthful of food and every breath of air we take is dependent on a healthy planet."

"And the one thing we can all do is to stop waste."

"Don't waste food. Don't waste power."

"They are precious and we can't live without them. We are all consumers of these things and we must act responsibly."

"And perhaps by doing that, we can undo the damage that we're doing."

Asked whether people needed to reduce their meat consumption, Sir David said: "Well, we can't go on eating meat at the rate we have been."

"I haven't been a doctrinaire vegetarian or vegan, but I no longer have the same appetite for meat. Why? I'm not sure."

"I think subconsciously maybe it's because of the state of the planet. Although, I've never really been one for eating enormous meals and I'm not particularly a gourmet either, so I can't pretend that I'm feeling deprived in any way or that it's cost me all that much."

This week's Radio Times is out on Tuesday.

MAIN PHOTO: David Parry/PA Wire

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