Brits admit to ignoring environmental concerns

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Millions of Brits admit to ignoring environmental concerns to make their lives easier, a study has found.

A poll of 2,000 adults found despite 87 per cent agreeing on the importance of being green, more than half believe it's often 'inconvenient'. Three in 10 admit binning plastic food containers rather than washing them out and recycling it. And 23 per cent have requested a paper bill when they could have gone 'paperless' - and had the receipt emailed to them instead.

Almost half pay for plastic bags with their shopping to save them having to remember to carry a reusable bag around, and 27 per cent often use a tumble dryer instead of hanging washing out to dry.