Brits plan to spend on second-hand gifts this Xmas

Almost four in 10 adults are motivated to shop second-hand this Xmas, claims Oxfam A study of 2,000 adults who celebrate Christmas revealed 62 per cent consider the current climate crisis as an important factor when buying pre-owned items. Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) are changing their purchasing habits this…

1 in 3 think global warming biggest issue facing the world

A study of 2,000 adults found 35 per cent consider global warming to be the biggest issue facing the world today – ahead of the Covid pandemic (18 per cent) and poverty (15 per cent). But while 80 per cent ‘care’ about environmental issues, nearly half (46 per cent) don’t feel equipped to reduce their…

7 Things People Are Invested In Post-Pandemic

As we get closer to the pandemic ending, people’s priorities and lives have changed. The workspace has changed, the family dynamic has changed, and what’s important has changed. As a result, people’s awareness is now being pulled in other directions and they are fully invested in these new changes and changing their lives. Here are…

10 Gifts for Your Eco-Conscious Friends

We all have an eco-conscious person in our friend circle. They’re the one who takes the time to recycle properly, shops with a reusable bag at the grocery market and writes to their representative nonstop about climate change. It’s inspiring to say the least, and we could all stand to take a tip or two…

COP26: 1 in 3 couples argue about ‘who is the greenest’

A study of 2,000 adults in a relationship found 30 per cent have fallen out over one of them being better – or worse – at being green than the other. Having poor eco habits is now a major turn off too, with almost a fifth (23 per cent) admitting they’ve either broken up or…

Which? unveils leading energy firms for sustainability

Good Energy, GEUK and Ecotricity have beaten the biggest energy firms to be named the best providers on sustainability, Which? research reveals, with all three crowned Which?’s first Eco Providers for energy. British Gas, Scottish Power, Bulb and Octopus were the best of the ‘big’ providers on sustainability in Which?’s analysis of more than 40…

Attenborough and Thunberg more inspiring than politicians

A survey of 2,000 mums and dads with kids aged 5-16 found 74 per cent of their little ones are passionate about fighting climate change. And while they want to teach their children about the climate crisis, 55 per cent of parents admit they are often the ones learning from their kids. A fifth (19…

Average Brit will recycle almost quarter of a million items over lifetime

  A study into 2,000 people found the average person will put 16,380 plastic bottles, 15,397 cardboard boxes and 12,448 yoghurt pots into their recycling bin over the typical adult lifespan of 63 years. A further 31,449 tins and cans, 15,069 envelopes and 12,776 glass bottles will also make their way into recycling. Households will…

Guilt free flying? How airlines can achieve net-zero emissions

One of the saddest elements of the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Ashley Norris of Transition Earth, has been the way that it has largely put the brakes on international travel.  Yet even before Covid hit environmentally concerned consumers were already starting to agonise over their use of airlines. Airline travel accounts for 2.5% of global carbon…

Very few cities have ‘Plan B’ for weather extremes, warns CDP

Climate change is happening already and brings with it growing threats from floods, storms and heatwaves. However, a new report from charity CDP has concluded very few cities are prepared for the weather extremes that may be on the way. It has discovered that as many as 400 million people could be living in cities that…