75% of Brits plan to make environmentally-friendly changes

Three-quarters of Brits plan to make changes in their behaviour to help the environment, according to research conducted by personal finance comparison website finder.com. 

The research showed that the most common changes that Brits are planning to take will involve reducing their waste in some way.

This includes buying products with less packaging (50%) and recycling more plastics and glass (90%).

The second most popular category was making changes in the way they travel. 45% of Brits said they will reduce their carbon output by doing things like using their car less in favour of cycling, walking, taking public transport, carpooling or purchasing an electric or hybrid vehicle.

However, only one in ten currently own an environmentally-friendly vehicle.

42% said they will also consider improving their shopping habits to reduce their environmental impact over the next 12 months. With 27% saying they will buy more ethical and sustainable clothes.

After recycling glass and plastic, the second most common action Brits currently take to help the environment is not filling the kettle up fully when making a drink (81%). In third place, 4 in 5 Brits (80%) use energy-efficient appliances and actively try to reduce their food waste.

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