How the lockdown affected the UK’s carbon emissions
They analysed our consumer spending data across six key spending areas: food and drink, fuel, commuting, airlines, electrical stores and clothing stores.
Carbon emissionsfell by 4.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) over the height of the national lockdown – a drop of 27% compared to the same period in 2019*.
UK adults are now more likely to try and reduce their carbon footprint
Carbon emissions from the six key spending areas reviewed were14% lowerthan they were by the same time last year, nearing the yearly carbon emissions of the entire city of Nottingham.**
Emissons from airlines and commuting both dropped by
of consumers say they will shop locally more often, compared to just 40% before the lockdown