Paul McCartney is asking the UK to schedule “meat-free Mondays” to reduce carbon emissions. The ex-Beatle told The Grocer that the plan would make consumers more aware of the environmental impact of meat production. He said: “One of the most significant conclusions of the recent report on climate change was that we should eat less meat. This is not the Vegetarian Society that said that. It’s the UN.” McCartney, who works out regularly at a gym, added: “A lot of people go to the gym on a Monday. With meat-free Mondays, it’s a bit like going to the gym but with the added advantage of protecting the planet.” A similar policy has proven to be a success in Australia.