How might attitudes towards sustainable living change post-Covid?
During the first lockdown (March-June 2020), nearly half of people re-evaluated how sustainable their lives are. From going plastic free to reducing, reusing and recycling at home, sustainability became an integral part of the ‘new normal’ for many people in the UK during the first lockdown in 2020.
Even during the third lockdown since the pandemic hit, this attitude towards sustainable living doesn’t appear to be losing momentum. A UN global climate poll in January 2021 has found that two-thirds of people think climate change is a global emergency, and it seems many are taking steps to reduce their impact on the planet as a result.