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Most sustainable area in England revealed – is it Manchester or Salford?

The new research analysed data about the sustainability of every borough in England, revealing areas that are most and least eco-friendly

When it comes to sustainability, which areas across the country are making the most effort when it comes to being eco-friendly?

Independent contractor Lanes for Drains has analysed data relating to the sustainability of every borough in England, which has revealed the areas that are the most and least eco-friendly. 

They analysed data based on metrics such as energy efficiency, green infrastructure and waste levels as well as overall sustainability. 

They then added all of these scores together to create one figure to represent how ‘green’ each borough is.

The research focused on all of the boroughs in England, and then they created a separate ranking for the UK’s 10 biggest cities (based on population) to see how their results compared.

And the figures show that Salford is the most sustainable area in England, with the highest overall score.

Not only that, when they then analysed the results for the UK’s 10 biggest cities (based on population) and compared their scores, they found out that Manchester is the most sustainable, coming out ahead of Bristol, London, Sheffield and Newcastle.

The least sustainable areas were revealed to be Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham; Cheshire East; and Babergh, Suffolk.

Tips for improving sustainability 

Lanes for Drains suggest the following tips for this looking to be more eco-friendly:

Reduce your energy consumption where possible to reduce your carbon footprint.

Manage and dispose of waste appropriately.

Maintain your drains to prevent blockages and damage to the environment and wildlife – don’t pour certain substances down the sink.

Reuse and recycle wherever possible.

Consider making small changes to your diet to lower your meat consumption.

Minimise the use of plastic.

Walk more instead of driving, or take public transport.

Minimise food waste and don’t throw away leftovers – either freeze it or turn it into compost.

Shop sustainably – look for brands that are eco-friendly.

Switch to eco-friendly cleaning products.

As an organisation in Greater Manchester, I Love MCR is also helping to eradicate the use of avoidable single-use plastics. With support, we will review our practices, and make more sustainable choices about the products we offer, and the ways we deliver our services.

Every product on our online shop is made with love in an award-winning sustainable supply chain from organic materials, using renewable energy, and delivered in plastic-free packaging.

Every product we make is designed to be sent back to us when it is worn out. We make new products from the material we recover, and the cycle itself is renewable.

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