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…

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…