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53% of Brits agree that environmentally friendly initiatives now have a greater influence over the brands they shop with/buy from.
It has been reported by US climate envoy, John Kerry, that in order to achieve a 50% reduction in climate emissions to get to net zero, we will need to rely on technology that doesn’t exist yet. It was said that new technology is vital in helping consumers cut down on the harmful ways we impact the planet without affecting our own quality of life.
As it stands, per capita, the UK produces more electronic waste than any other country in the world, apart from Norway. But, as new research from Lupe Technology has found a nationwide desire to start doing better by our planet with 53% (over 25 million) of Brits reporting that environmentally friendly initiatives now have a greater influencer over the brands they shop with/buy from, it’s clear change is coming. If more greener options are made available to consumers then it’s hopeful that our climate goals can be reached.
One of the other biggest culprits of climate change is plastic waste. In 2019, the production of plastics added more than 850 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. The research from Lupe Technology has taken a closer look at the nation’s relationship with their plastic domestic appliances specifically, and has found that 13% (almost 6 million) find their appliances breaking within the first two years and 33% (over 16 million) unaware of the ways to recycle them.
Due to this, 45% (almost 23 million people) would happily pay and extra 25% more for a domestic appliance that is greener, more energy efficient and lasts longer in a bid to do their bit. And, 54% (over 24 million) have said a priority of theirs when buying new appliances is to ensure their homes are as green as possible.
· 13% (5,990,000) agree that the majority of their plastic domestic appliances have broken within the first two years
· 45% (21,794,000) would happily pay an extra 25% more for a domestic appliance that is greener and more energy efficient and lasts longer
· 60% (29,270,000) are unaware of the plastic footprint of their electrical domestic appliances
· 18% (8,107,000) are storing many domestic appliances at home that have broken which can’t be recycled or disposed of right now
· 53% (25,616,000) agree that environmentally friendly initiatives now have a greater influence over the brands they shop with/buy from
· 54% (24,413,000) agree that a priority of theirs this year when buying new domestic appliances is to ensure their home is as green as possible
· 81% (39,427,000) agree that when purchasing their next appliance, they will ensure that it is more energy efficient than their current model
· 33% (16,203,000) are unaware of the ways they can recycle their domestic appliances and hardware
*(nationally representative research carried out across a body of 2100 respondents, in full compliance with the British Polling Council Guidelines)
One the best ways to help reduce your personal carbon footprint is to look at which appliances heat your home. Although your older boiler might still be chugging along after a prolonged period, it might be time to consider upgrading your central heating system to a more sustainable and energy efficient system. You shouldn’t wait for it to die to start looking at upgrading, be part of the 20-20-20 pact and replace your boiler now with a new boiler to start contributing to a reduced carbon U.K. The ECO3 Energy grant operates a government funded scheme providing grants for new A-rated boilers, depending on your home, you could qualify to get energy-saving upgrades completely free or highly subsidised through Government-backed grants.
To find out if you qualify simply head over to our page and fill in the simple funding form and you can find out in seconds if you are eligible.
Homeowners are still able to get a FREE boiler or insulation via the ECO Energy Grant, which is still available to households that qualify. Warma UK are currently working throughout the UK helping privately owned and rented homes to improve home energy efficiency and save money on rising energy bills.
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