Carbon reduction

We wanted to identify energy usage behaviour and recycling habits, along with what energy saving devices are used in the home. We also wanted to discover what would encourage panel members to change their behaviour to be more environmentally friendly.

Recycling habits revealed that recycling was a very popular activity, with the majority (over 90%) "always" recycling products such as paper, card, glass and plastic bottles and aluminium cans.

When asked about energy saving devices in the home, the majority had double glazing (92%), and loft insulation (85%). Most have at least some energy saving light blubs in the home (68% yes, 29% partly). 

The biggest incentive for behaving in a "greener" fashion was if it resulted in saving money (68%). The least popular was if penalties were imposed (10%).

Page last updated: 17 April 2019
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