- A new survey reveals that 70% of UK adults view man-made climate change and ocean pollution as the biggest threat to humanity.
- 22% of those surveyed admitted to trying to outdo their peers when it comes to recycling and reducing their carbon footprint.
- One-in-five had fallen out with a friend or neighbour because they thought they were harming the environment and 15% judge their neighbours for their lack of recycling.
- More than half get annoyed at neighbours who put recyclable items in with general waste.
- 80% of UK adults take pleasure in recycling while 70% have tried to be more energy efficient over the past two years.
- Nearly 60 per cent would consider owning an electric or hybrid vehicle instead of a petrol or diesel to cut down on their carbon emissions.
Eco-conscious Brits are now ‘Keeping up with the Greens’ by trying to outdo their friends and neighbours in the environmental stakes.
Research has revealed more than two-thirds (70 per cent) of UK adults view man-made climate change and ocean pollution as the biggest threat to humanity.
And while one-upmanship was traditionally confined to competitions over who has the flashiest gadgets or the tidiest front garden, things are taking a shift towards being green.
Nearly 60 per cent would consider owning an electric or hybrid vehicle instead of a petrol or diesel to cut down on their carbon emissions.
However, cost (58 per cent) was the biggest concern for Brits considering an eco-friendly car, followed by a worry there aren't enough charging points (54 per cent).
Hyundai is committed to accelerating the transition to clean mobility and is investing heavily into alternative-fuel vehicles.
“We already have zero-emission models like the Kona Electric and the NEXO fuel cell which actually cleans the air as it’s driven, and by the middle of next year, nearly 80% of our line-up will be available as an electrified version. This will give motorists a wide range of choice and allow them to make the switch to a more environmentally-friendly car that will still suit their needs.”
South West London.
Yorkshire and the Humber.
Cutting back on beef and dairy consumption.
Switching to a renewable energy supplier.
Buy secondhand clothes over new clothes.
Buy secondhand furniture over new furniture.
Reducing air travel.
Buy or rent a more energy-efficient homeRecycling.
Reducing plastic usage.
Switching off lights and appliances when not using them.
Growing their own fruit and veg.
Purchased a hybrid or electric car.