UK Consumers Going Green For Financial Reasons

Published: 6/29/2010

A survey carried out by Tesco Finance has found that nearly half of the people talked to are taking steps to be more eco-friendly, though it is saving money rather than saving the planet that is the motivator.

As the cost of gas, electric and petrol soars ever upwards so about two thirds of people in the Tesco Finance survey say they make sure electrical items are switched off rather than left on standby. Three quarters of people now use low energy lightbulbs too.

A smaller percentage, around 20 percent of people surveyed, told Tesco Finance that going green was just too expensive. There are aspects of this that are true, but it is in the practical aspects that consumers can save money by thinking green.