Credit crunch ‘means people are becoming greener’

Brits attempting to handle their debt management in the wake of the economic downturn have started to live more environmentally-friendly lives as a result, new figures have suggested.

According to research by cahoot, 72 per cent of people are attempting to cut fuel bills by switching off electrical appliances when not in use, while 60 per cent are buying energy-efficient light bulbs.

In addition, 58 per cent of those questioned said they are wrapping up warm while at home so they can turn down the heating.

The economic slowdown “has put money saving at the front of everyone’s minds, so it’s great to see that the simple sacrifices people are making are at least helping us to live greener as a result,” remarked cahoot spokesperson Matthew Timms.

Meanwhile, landlords have been encouraged to make their properties more energy-efficient in order to attract tenants.

Paragon EPCs reminded them that they can claim back costs for making green improvements.

By Jamie Price

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