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Gap found between recycling thoughts and actions

Around nine out of ten UK adults say they are concerned about the environment and keen to reduce natural resource use, but far fewer are willing to make the necessary lifestyles changes themselves, new research has found.

The research, from Hyder Consulting, found that 56% of UK adults believe employers should source environmentally friendly products, but only 28% say they follow this practice in their personal lives.

In addition while 86% said they expected recycling schemes to be introduced in the office, a far lower 63% recycle waste in their own homes.

Hyder Consulting head of environmental services Chris Evans said: While UK adults are absolutely right to expect that the organisations they work for should act in a sustainable fashion they must also take personal responsibility in making incremental changes to their own lifestyles that will deliver broader environmental benefits for society as a whole.


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