UK Lockdown sees sales of bottled water tumble
The recent UK wider lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a dramatic change in how we buy and use water it seems. Last year the survey company YouGov asked 2,000 working adults whether they regularly bought plastic bottled water on the go. The result was well over half of the respondents did at 58%. The same question was asked of another 2,000 people earlier this year and the figure has fallen dramatically down to just 30% of working adults purchasing bottled water on the go.
The survey also highlighted some significant changes in our overall behaviour when it comes to the environment and use of disposable bottles. One fifth of respondents said they were planning to use fewer disposable coffee cups and another one fifth that they planned to use fewer disposable bottles as well.
One of the major reasons for this change clearly was the Government’s call for people to stay at home and work from there instead of going to into working environments and buying water at train stations and other shops. YouGov’s survey was backed by the likes of Brita UK, Keep Britain Tidy and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.