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Mark Carney’s British wife has declared war on teabags, saying they are an u tiffany uk nnecessary waste of paper.

In remarks likely to raise eyebrows as her Canadian husband takes up office as governor of the Bank of England, Diana Carney, an economist and outspoken green campaigner, also urged people not tiffany uk to buy beauty products from China one of Britain’s key trading partners.

Writing on her internet blog the avid recycler says tiffany uk teabags are one of her ‘pet hates’ and are harmful to the planet: ‘Yes, they can be pretty, and convenient, but do we really need an extra 40cm2 of bleached and printed paper with every cup of tea?’

Diana Fox Carney, pictured with her husband Mark Carney, gives the advice on her blog about eco living

Bottled water is another of her

bugbears. Despite its popul tiffany uk arity on the trading floors of the Square

Mile, she says: ‘I abhor the out of control use of bottled water, and

particularly the global traffic in water.’

But her remarks on China perhaps risk

the most embarrassment to her husband.

In one ‘short rant’ on skincare she wrote: ‘I am horrified by the number of personal

care items, soap, lotion and the like, that come from China. Even

seemingly high end brands are manufacturing there.

‘Shipping heavy, water filled items makes no senseShe questioned the safety of products made in the country, writing: ‘Then there is the question of what exactly it

is you are slapping on your skin. It amazes me how little many people

seem to care about that.’

She also welcomed the increasing popularity of public water fountains, noting: ‘I abhor the out of control use of

bottled water, and particularly the global traffic in water, when so

many have completely inadequate access to drinking water.’

When it came to plastic packaging for items such as lip balms, she pointed out that the discarded tubs would lie in landfill for ‘several thousand years’.

She said Mr Carney hated air conditioning on environmental grounds, instead preferring to close all the curtains and blinds in their home to keep rooms cool during daylight.

‘I abhor the out of control use of

bottled water, and particularly the global traffic in water, when so

many have inadequate access to drinking water’ Diana Fox Carney

On her blog, she describes herself as a ‘multi tasking mother of four’ who made a ‘conscious decision’ to use eco products wherever possible 15 years ago.

Mrs Fox Carney has previously attacked inequality and consumerism, saying ‘having more stuff does not make us happy’.

She has also criticised the ‘visibility and excess’ of the richest 0.1 per cent which her husband, who will earn 624,000 a year in his new role, belongs to.

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