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2/3 want to prioritise ‘eco-behaviours’ despite falling costs

Last month, Environment Journal reported on the growing prevalence of sustainable and green actions by the public in a bid to bring energy bills down. But despite predictions of a significant reduction to costs by July, many are determined to stick with new habits. 

SaveMoneyCutCarbon conducted a survey of how British habits have been changing for the more environmentally-friendly during the cost of living and energy crises. The organisation found that 66% would be willing to behave ‘greener’ if they thought it would bring overheads down. 

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Further to this, 48% now say that energy efficiency is the first thing they look for when buying a new item for their home. Meanwhile, 42% still say they only eco-conscious behaviour they engage with is recycling, suggesting much more work still needs to be done to raise awareness about other ways people can reduce their impact on the planet. 

Recent reports of an energy price fall this summer – with experts predicting a 20% reduction in  bills bringing average annual costs to below £2000 – had raised some concerns that hard won gains in terms of getting people thinking about energy use may be shortlived. However, SaveMoneyCutCarbon now reports that the majority if UK residents are still keen to partake in green behaviour if they will save money in the long run, regardless of seeing their gas and electricity outgoings fall. 

Earlier this month, a new report was published outlining the huge energy savings possible when people switch off domestic appliances for 30minutes and go for a walk. Read all about it here.

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