A Stockport company, Project Solar UK, has undertaken research to coincide with COP26 to establish what actions people in various cities across the UK are doing to contribute towards saving the planet.
Locally, they found that people in Manchester are actively participating in a range of activities to save the planet with more than 89% trying to do their bit now to save the planet according to research revealed today.
Most popular activity undertaken in the city to help save the planet is recycling with 62% saying they are now recycling more than ever.
Using less electricity is the second most common way of helping the environment, with 46% saying they currently are finding options to save on this energy source.
Interestingly, in third place for actions that Manchester dwellers currently do to save the planet, is buying less clothes – reported by 40% of respondents.
Conserving water was reported by 36% of respondents as a current action they undertake and using less gas rounds out the top five things Mancunians report doing to save the planet with 35% claiming to have reduced their gas usage.
The research was undertaken by Project Solar UK, the UK’s largest retailer and installer of solar panels, based in Houldsworth Mill, when they found out that 17% of Manchester residents affirmed they were making their homes more energy efficient in ways such as adding solar panels.
Simon Peat, CEO of Project Solar UK said, “Manchester scored highly across many categories for addressing climate change and environmental issues. it’s interesting that using less gas and less electricity were both in the top five things people are actively doing to save the planet. By harnessing the sun’s natural energy and converting it into electricity through solar panels, people in the city can give themselves a real renewable energy option to help support their concerns around saving the planet.”