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75 Per Cent Of Brits ‘Want To Reduce Impact On Planet’

Although 90 per cent of Brits recycle glass and plastics, it seems that many want to do more to reduce their impact on the planet.
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Although 90 per cent of Brits recycle glass and plastics, it seems that many want to do more to reduce their impact on the planet.

That’s the outcome of research by Finder.com, which revealed that 75 per cent of Brits want to take more steps to lead more sustainable lives.

The most popular change to make to their lifestyle is to improve their waste consumption. This could be by purchasing food or products with less packaging or using less water in their homes.

Almost half (42 per cent) also plan to adopt ethical and second-hand shopping, while 45 per cent plan to start using energy-efficient or alternative transport.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s the younger generations of society who have the strongest intentions to make lifestyle changes in the coming year, with 89 per cent of post-millennials and 79 per cent of millennials asserting that they intend to make some changes.

One of these changes could be to buy a pack of rainbow metal straws so that you can sip your drinks using stylish and reusable straws, rather than going through countless plastic straws in a year.

Vegconomist recently reported that there are signs that more Brits are changing their diets to consume less meat too. It cited figures shared by the Telegraph, which revealed that sales of vegan products increased significantly at UK supermarkets during lockdown.

Asda saw sales of the vegan products it stocks climb by 32 per cent during lockdown, with Waitrose also experiencing an increase of 30 per cent. At Sainsbury’s, meanwhile, sales of plant-based milks were up by 20 per cent, compared to just an eight per cent increase in 2019.

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