Greenbang is always suspicious of surveys that say – “ooh the UK is going green”, or some such nonsense. It usually means the companies behind them have nothing better to say.
But this one could be a reflection of product demand, and it is therefore a bit interesting.
Hyder Consulting says the following percentages of people are doing the following things:
Started recycling domestic waste 81%
Fitted energy saving light bulbs 77%
Fitted double-glazed windows 66%
Started home composting 36%
Fitted high-grade roof insulation 31%
Installed water butts 27%
Installed an energy efficient central heating system 27%
Developed wildlife friendly garden planting schemes 22%
Built a pond in your garden 14%
Switched energy suppliers to use ‘green’ tariffs 10%
Installed a waste water recycling system 3%
Fitted solar panels to your home 1%
You’ve got to wonder about demographics a bit though. How many people can compost in London?