Half of adults now shopping more sustainably, survey shows

A poll of 2,000 adults found 47 per cent are now choosing more sustainable ways to shop compared to last year - giving rise to the ‘recommerce economy’ of recycling, renting, reusing and reselling. And 85 per cent of those who have chosen to rent items, rather than buying new, have done so at least…

5 Top Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

  Millions of adults regularly suffer from symptoms associated with poor air quality due to using cleaning products, living with a smoker - or even owning a pet. A study of 2,000 adults found 35 per cent have worried about how air quality in their home could impact their physical health. Of those, 32 per…

Almost a third of Brits admit they waste water, claims survey

Nearly a third of Brits admit to knowingly wasting water A poll of 2,000 adults found a quarter have showers for longer than 10 minutes each, while 45 per cent don’t turn the taps off when brushing their teeth. Nearly a third admitted to knowingly wasting water, with 29 per cent…

2 in 3 get mood boost helping the environment, claims research

A poll of 2,000 adults discovered they take pride when buying products that reduce their impact on the environment such as washing out tubs to reuse them or disposing of food waste in their very own compost bin. Half also get a buzz from taking a ‘bag for life’ to the shops with them, while…

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…

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…

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…

8 Ways to Know If a Brand Is Actually Sustainable

Source: Netrun78/Shutterstock.com As you learn how to be more eco-friendly, you become more attentive to the goods you purchase. After all, while it’s important the items you use daily are eco-friendly, it’s not just about being a single person. It also comes down to the production of the goods, the mission of the company and…