The Global View

Adopt a green lifestyle? Pff, too much effort

recycleWell, for a good chunk of Britons, anyway. About one in four people polled agreed with the notion that it takes too much effort to do things that are environmentally friendly, according to the Guardian.

Fortunately, it ain’t all of us: about half of those surveyed disagreed. Let’s just hope they aren’t telling a big fib.

There were some signs that the environmental message is getting through. Over half those polled said they never leave the television on standby overnight or their mobile phone chargers plugged in, and that they always switched off lights when they left the room. But a fifth keep their televisions on standby, and a similar proportion leave the tap running when they brush their teeth.