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Green Intentions – Top sustainable habits for 2022 revealed

Over half of Brits (51%) are planning to improve their sustainability habits in 2022 and believe the recent COP26 event and other news around the environment, have heightened their awareness of sustainability.

The study of 2,000 people commissioned by car manufacturer Hyundai reveals everyday sustainable habits Brits will prioritise this year, such as not flying and growing their own veg– while three in 10 place huge importance on reducing use of plastic.

The research also draws attention to heightened awareness of bigger eco-friendly commitments such as driving electric vehicles, as Brits look to cleaner modes of transport in 2022 and beyond.

Despite good intentions, 32% admit they still have a ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ attitude towards fighting climate change, whilst only 15% of the population believe their lifestyle choices are as green as they could be.

With a mission to drive meaningful change for our climate, Hyundai this week launches its Drive the Change tour, travelling the length and breadth of the UK in the Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric vehicle. Driven and hosted by climate campaigner and presenter Jamie Anley, the Drive the Change tour will meet and give voice to experts, activists, communities and businesses committed to sustainability. It will unpack sustainable habits and support Brits in making lifestyle choices that can make meaningful impact long term.

Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK, said: “This research gives increasing hope and shows that more of us are wanting to live sustainably and are prioritising greener new year resolutions for 2022. It also highlights the important role leading brands play in driving the change to support consumer choice.”

The poll also found that while a quarter of Brits would replace their car with an electric vehicle to help reduce carbon emissions and help the environment, one in 10 say it’s simply because they’re ‘trendy’.

Ashley Andrew at Hyundai added: “People are looking for ways to do their part to combat the climate issue, whether that’s reducing plastic or reusing materials. This is a practice we have also committed to with the IONIQ 5, where even our floor mats are made from recycled fishing nets But it’s just one part of the battle, and we need everyone – from government to businesses and every individual – to do their bit. At Hyundai we are committed to decarbonising road transport as a leading mobility solutions provider.”


Recycle as much as possible

Use reusable carrier bags (Canvas, Jute etc.)

Use low energy light bulbs

Walk rather than drive, where possible

Switch off plugs that aren’t in use

Hang washing out rather than use a tumble dryer

Turn off household technology when not in use

Avoid using or buying plastic

Avoid throwing items away into landfill

Use a renewable energy supplier

Reduce use of central heating by wearing jumpers

Buy local products

Have a compost bin

Eat little or no meat

Take public transport instead of driving

Grow own produce

Drive an electric/hybrid vehicle rather than a petrol/diesel

Try to buy second-hand

Try to plant trees

Consciously buy products (food or otherwise) that have less packaging

Have a water butt in the garden

Don’t go on planes at all

Take own reusable cup when visiting coffee shops

Buy sustainable fashion

Use eco cleaning products

Use a metal straw instead of disposable ones

Buy from sustainable brands

Check labels in shops before purchasing anything, to make sure it’s eco friendly

Count ‘food miles’ of foods in supermarkets

Have food shops delivered

To find out more about Hyundai’s Drive the Change tour, visit

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