Environmentally motivated actions taken in the preceding month in the UK in 2014

This statistic shows whether adults had done any of the selected things for environmental reasons in the preceding month in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014. A majority of almost 80 percent overall said they had separated waste for recycling and a over half of respondents stated they had made an effort to cut down energy consumption by turning down the air conditioning or heating.

Have you done any of the following for environmental reasons in the past month?*

Share of respondents
Separated most of your waste for recycling79%
Cut down energy consumption e.g. by turning down air conditioning or heating, not leaving appliances on stand-by, buying energy efficient appliances56%
Reduced waste e.g by avoiding over-packaged products and buying products with a longer life40%
Chosen a more environmentally friendly way of traveling (by foot, bicycle, public transport)38%
Cut down your water consumption36%
Chosen local products29%
Bought environmentally friendly products marked with an environmental label22%
Used your car less21%
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Sources

Release date

September 2014

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April - May 2014

Supplementary notes

* Multiple answers were possible.

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