Climate change: How to be green on a budget

May 9, 2023

Source: BBC News


More than two thirds of people feel “very or somewhat worried” about climate change, according to the latest UK census.

But for those on a budget, climate-friendly choices can be harder to afford.

The average upfront cost of buying an electric car is about £10,000 more than buying a petrol car, according to price comparison service Uswitch.

Dr Michelle Deininger, from Cardiff University, said growing costs could be a barrier to living sustainably.

“When you’re on zero-hours contracts or surviving on benefits, it can often feel like you don’t have much agency over the choices you make or the things you buy,” the humanities lecturer said.

So how can you make affordable green choices?

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