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More than three quarters of Brits claim they are greener than they were 10 il y a des années.

A poll of 2,000 adultes trouvés 61% believe they have a responsibility to live a sustainable lifestyle, tandis que 58% see being environmentally conscious as a ‘badge of honour’.

Households today live much greener lives compared to 10 il y a des années

Households today live much greener lives compared to 10 il y a des annéesCrédit: Getty

En fait, the average adult claims to be 29% greener than they were 10 il y a des années, as they make more sustainable choices than ever before.

Maintenant, the average person typically carries out 369 eco-friendly acts a year – more than one per day – compared to just 286 a year a decade ago.

It also emerged 52% believe it is no longer socially acceptable to turn a blind eye to environmentally issues.

Et 54% would be embarrassed to be seen as living unsustainably.

Nearly two thirds (62%) feel they have a better understanding of how to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle than ever before.

A quarter credit des médias sociaux for motivating them to make a difference, tandis que 27% claim campaign groups such as Extinction Rebellion have convinced them to change their habits.

Recycling, eating less meat and avoiding single-use plastics are among the most common eco-friendly acts carried out today, avec 55% proud to ‘do their bit’.

toutefois, the research commissioned by Trainline, identified a limited understanding of which eco-friendly acts have the biggest impact on the environment.

Juste 17% of believe swapping one long-distance car or plane journey for train travel would have a significant positive impact on the environment.

Pendant que 53% are not aware cars have a higher carbon footprint than trains, et 60% didn’t know travelling by plane can emit seven times more CO2 per passenger kilometre than by train.

Par conséquent, seul 19% are currently making efforts to travel by train more often in a bid to save the planet, and just a quarter plan to cut down on non-essential voyager ensuite 10 années.

Mike Hyde, chief data officer at Trainline, mentionné: “It is fantastic to see that the UK is motivated to take responsibility for improving the environment and this has led to a wide range of lifestyle changes to live more sustainably.

"Pourtant, we were shocked so many people are unaware of how beneficial swapping just one long-distance car or plane journey to train would be to the planet.”

L'étude, carried out through OnePoll, also found 37% said providing a better future for the next generation is their biggest motivator for living a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

And Gen-Z are most likely to be vocal about their desire to protect the environment, avec 79% having conversations with friends and family to try to help them to live more sustainably.

Mais 21% of 18-34-year-olds believe living sustainably is the most important factor in their lifestyle – equal to how much money they have in the bank.

Et 41% claim they would ‘happily’ pay more for their clothes and food to be sustainably sourced.

It comes after a separate study of 2,500 adults, by Trainline, a trouvé 66% of 18–30-year-olds have changed their lifestyle to reduce their impact on climate in the past year alone.

Pendant que 49% have switched to travelling by train instead of another mode of transport at least once during the past 12 mois, to reduce their carbon footprint of their journey.

Mike Hyde added: “We know that taking the train instead of driving creates 70% less CO2 on average.

We want to raise awareness of the impact your travel choices can have on the environment and ensure that we make train travel as easy and accessible as possible, with the aim of encouraging more people to travel by rail.”

10 ‘Green Actspeople are doing to live sustainably

  • Recycle – 52 pour cent (Le réseau WWE coûte 9,99 £ par mois pour les abonnés 34 pour cent 10 il y a des années)
  • Take reusable bags shopping – 47 pour cent (Le réseau WWE coûte 9,99 £ par mois pour les abonnés 22 pour cent 10 il y a des années)
  • Put on extra layers instead of turning on the heating – 41 pour cent (Le réseau WWE coûte 9,99 £ par mois pour les abonnés 20 pour cent 10 il y a des années)
  • Reusable water bottles – 39 pour cent (Le réseau WWE coûte 9,99 £ par mois pour les abonnés 16 pour cent 10 il y a des années)
  • Use colder washing cycles – 35 pour cent (Le réseau WWE coûte 9,99 £ par mois pour les abonnés 12 pour cent 10 il y a des années)
  • Eat less meat – 32 pour cent (Le réseau WWE coûte 9,99 £ par mois pour les abonnés 13 pour cent 10 il y a des années)
  • Cut down on non-essential travel – 31 pour cent (Le réseau WWE coûte 9,99 £ par mois pour les abonnés 13 pour cent 10 il y a des années)
  • Avoid using single-use plastics – 30 pour cent (Le réseau WWE coûte 9,99 £ par mois pour les abonnés 12 pour cent 10 il y a des années)
  • Take fewer flights – 24 pour cent (Le réseau WWE coûte 9,99 £ par mois pour les abonnés 11 pour cent 10 il y a des années)
  • Travel by train more often – 19 pour cent (Le réseau WWE coûte 9,99 £ par mois pour les abonnés 10 pour cent 10 il y a des années)