English actress and model Joanna Lumley says that more restrictions should be put in place to ensure sustainable consumerism.

Joanna Lumley has called for a return to rationing 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.”

Miss Lumley, 75, who has campaigned against single-use plastic, also said people should cut back on weekend breaks abroad and stop 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.”

Earlier this year Miss Lumley attributed her vegetarian diet to her good health. “I don’t get ill because I’m vegetarian,’ she told the Mail. “I still have plenty of energy. I am absolutely fine, I gave up meat 45 years ago. Everything I was in, including being Patsy, was done on a vegetarian diet.”

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