Green Christmas "really is possible"

11 December 2008 — 6:00 PM

Going green this Christmas is something that will be important to many people, according to a new survey from the Energy Saving Trust (EST).

The group found that making the home more energy-efficient and buying only products that were built with environmental responsibility in mind was key to many people's purchasing decisions.

It was noted that 45 per cent of consumers in the UK said they expected to spend over £250 on electrical items and 36 per cent said they would be making sure the items were energy-efficient.

Those who planned to make sure electrical goods were unplugged when not in use amounted to 53 per cent and 18 per cent said they would consider ditching outdoor lights in order to save energy.

EST chief executive, Philip Sellwood, said: "It really is possible for a normal UK family to be truly green at Christmas."

"Christmas needn't be an energy-sapping season."

Those looking for the latest contracts on new handsets could also act a little more responsibly by recycling used mobile phones.

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