Reducing Poole's Carbon Footprint Results

We wanted to identify your energy usage behaviour and recycling habits along with what energy saving devices you use in the home. We also wanted to discover what would encourage you to change your behaviour to be more environmentally friendly as well as your awareness of national and local carbon reduction campaigns.

Your recycling habits revealed that it was very popular activity. The table below shows that in helping the environment how often you recycle the following products.

Frequency of recycling products
   Always  Sometimes  Occasionally Never 
 Compost appropriate food products  37%  14%  10%  39%
 Take items to a collection point  39%  38%  13%  10%
 Recycle glass products  94%  5%  1%
 1%
 Recycle plastic bottles  94%  5%  1%  1%
 Recycle aluminium/steel products  88%  9%  3%  1%
 Recycle card  94%  5%  1%  1%
 Recycle paper  96%  4%  0%  0%
 Fully load your dishwasher  86%  12%  2%  1%
 Wash clothes at 30 degrees  33%  43%  16%  9%
 Adjust your heating thermostat  82%  12%  3%  3%
 Use a timer on your heating  85%  6%  2%  7%
 Fill kettle to level needed  55%  37%  7%  1%
 Switch off lights when you leave the room  63%  33%  3%  1%
 Switch off appliances fully  54%  36%  8%  3%


The biggest incentive for behaving in a greener fashion was if it resulted in saving money (68%) and the least incentive was knowing that oil and gas were running out (19%).

Awareness of various green campaigns varied from 47% who were aware of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Turn to 30 degrees campaigns, to only 7% who were aware of the Big Green Fortnight event.

Page last updated: 17 April 2019
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