The grass is greener

From the growing popularity of electric cars to the increasing recognition of the importance of recycling, the UK is undoubtedly becoming a ‘greener’ country. That is in no small part due to the innovation and dedication shown by local companies, which are encouraging Brits to develop new habits. The Office for National Statistics reports that the energy efficiency of the UK has improved in recent years because of more efficient manufacturing techniques, greener transport and the UK’s total fuel use declining by almost 25% since its 2005 peak. However, there is still more to do, with greenhouse gas emissions from road transport still increasing.

Sector at a glance

  • £61.1bn - The annual revenue of the environmental goods and services sector
  • 18.7% - The growth in value of environmental goods and services, between 2010 and 2014
  • 29% - The fall in greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 and 2015