Cutting oil consumption is essential to reducing our carbon footprint. But switching to electric transport and cutting air travel won’t end our dependency. The FT’s senior energy correspondent Anjli Raval reveals how oil is also used to make plastic packaging, clothes, cosmetics and even medicines. See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: https://subs.ft.com/spa3_trial?segmentId=3d4ba81b-96bb-cef0-9ece-29efd6ef2132

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