According to the researchers, people who regularly recycle rubbish and save energy at home are also the most likely to take frequent long-haul flights abroad. The carbon emissions from such flights can swamp the green savings made at home, the researchers claim.
Questioned on their heavy use of flying, one respondent said: "I recycle 100% of what I can, there's not one piece of paper goes in my bin, so that makes me feel less guilty about flying as much as I do."
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
I'm doing my best
Researchers say many ideas about sustainable living are a myth and people who believe they have green lifestyles "can be seen as some of the main culprits behind global warming", the Guardian reports.