Environmental resolutions are top the list for Britons, with more than 33% saying reducing or eliminating animal products is a priority for the new year, according to a new poll by The Vegan Society.
The findings show that 50% of UK consumers will step up their environmental commitments in 2023 and reducing animal products will be a key part of their commitments. The results come from a survey of 2,000 participants conducted by The Vegan Society, the oldest vegan charity in the world.
According to the results, at least half of the participants reported that they had at least one plant base resolution. Reducing animal products is the third most common option out of 10 possible actions, with reducing energy use being the first option, followed by minimizing waste.
Most were already consuming less animal products
56% of non-vegan participants said they are consuming less animal products. Other options on the list include flying less, considering greener travel options, investing responsibly, donating to climate-related causes, and voting for political representatives.
Vegenary makes up the majority of the interest, with 28% of non-vegetarians saying they will try it in 2023. Older participants, age 58 and older, were most likely to say they would cut down on meat and dairy without completely eliminating them.
The Vegan Society says reducing or eliminating animal products is the most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint. found that eating a plant-based diet reduced climate-related food-related emissions by 70%.
According to the group, research by health psychology researcher Philippa Larry found that it takes an average of 66 days to form a new habit. A month of vegetarianism would get people about halfway there, according to The Vegan Society.
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