Waitrose strips away supermarket plastic in response to changing public sentiment
Supermarket chain Waitrose has begun a trial to cut down on plastic packaging by removing it from flowers and plants, offering loose fruit and vegetables and allowing customers to refill their own containers with produce such as pasta, rice and cereals.5 days ago
Concern for the environment at record highs
It is now seen as the third most pressing issue facing the nation12 days ago
Which science-based conspiracy theories do Britons believe?
One in four think the threat of climate change is exaggerated and one in six believe the moon landings were staged, reveals YouGov study on conspiracy theoriesabout 2 months ago
John Humphrys - Extinction Rebellion: Noble and Necessary or a Pointless Nuisance?
Campaigners against climate change have brought key areas of central London to a halt and plan to go on doing so for at least a fortnight. Their aim is to ‘bring London to a standstill’ to make the public realise that the threat to our way of life and to the very survival of the human race is far more serious and imminent than most people imagine.2 months ago
Food manufacturers should take advantage of ‘flexitarian’ rise
Consumption of meat and dairy alternatives such as Quorn and plant-based milk is growing, even among people who are not exclusively vegan or vegetarian.3 months ago
Seven in ten Brits say weather or climate has changed in their lifetime
Men are less likely than women to believe there has been a change, which may be down to climate change scepticism4 months ago
Why is the UK’s electric car adoption so sluggish?
The public are not clear about what monetary benefits, tax incentives or grants that they will receive by switching to an eco-friendly car model.5 months ago
YouGov-Cambridge journal update: Attitudes to inequality in health, wealth and power
Based on collaborative research with the YouGov-Cambridge Centre, authors David Howarth, Theresa M.Marteau, Adam P.Coutts, Julian L.Huppert and Pedro RamosPinto have published the following paper on British attitudes to inequality in health, wealth, and power5 months ago
YouGov-Cambridge journal update: Palm oil awareness and ecolabel responsiveness
Based on collaborative research with the YouGov-Cambridge Centre, authors Rosemary Ostfeld, David Howarth, David Reiner and Pawel Krasny have published the following academic paper on consumer awareness of palm oil and responsiveness to eco labels5 months ago
Most Brits say gene editing to reduce risk of disease should be allowed
One in ten support changing a child’s intelligence or appearance through gene editing – with young people most likely to consider it for their own future children8 months ago