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…

Top 5 sustainability reads for Earth Day 2021

Earth Day is an annual event coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG, including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries designed to demonstrate support for environmental protection. As we know, awareness and action aren’t just limited to one day a year, so, in the pursuit of ongoing knowledge and wisdom, here are some of the ‘must-have’…

Brits more concerned about environment since pandemic, claims survey

New research on environmental sustainability reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with 85% of people across the globe now willing to take personal action to combat environmental and sustainability issues. According to the research commissioned by Mastercard, over two in five Brits (44%) are…

Tesco reaches half a million EV charges at supermarkets

Tesco's electric car charging network has hit 500,000 charges – providing more than 10 million miles of complimentary carbon neutral motoring, the supermarket claims. In partnership with Volkswagen and Pod Point, Tesco is installing free charging points at 600 supermarkets around the UK as part of its commitment to improving electric car charging infrastructure. The…

Top 30 Green tasks Brits most enjoy – Recycling tops list

Brits actually enjoy being green and get satisfaction from flattening old cardboard boxes for recycling, using a bag for life when shopping and upcycling. That's according to a new study of 2,000 adults which found 64 per cent of us feel happy when doing something good for the planet - including rinsing out the recycling…

Online packaging putting strain on UK’s recycling system, claims study

The UK's recycling system is "struggling to cope" with a huge increase during lockdown - thanks to online delivery packaging. The study of 2,000 adults found a third have seen a boom in their recycling, with almost two-thirds (64 per cent) putting it down to being at home all the time. And 48 per cent…

Gen Z would spend 25% more on ‘green holiday’

Gen Z adults are leading the charge for green travel and are willing to spend 25 per cent more for an eco-friendly holiday. A study of 2,000 adults found a third want to be more environmentally and socially conscious on their travels, but this rises to 41 per cent for 18–24-year-olds. And while the typical…

Future Transport: e-bikes, scooters and Hyperloop latest

So what do you think will be the future of transport? E-bikes, scooters, the Hyperloop? Well, this week has seen a slew of new launches and innovations across the globe from companies which are aiming to deliver, greener, safer and more reliable ways of transporting us around. Ashley Norris of Transition Earth gives his selection…