05 Jul '11, 2pm

Demand for Low-Carbon Products Grows, Despite Recession

Demand for Low-Carbon Products Grows, Despite Recession

Image credit: gwire , used under Creative Commons license. It's not just home wind turbines in the US that have seen strong sales, despite the recession . In the UK too we've seen the "ethical consumer" market grow 18% , bucking the economic downturn. And now a new report suggests that demand for "low carbon" products has also grown, with consumers continuing to show support for companies who take responsibility for the impact of their products on the environment. Reporting over at The Guardian, Harry Morrison posts on a new survey that shows growing demand for low carbon products and services , even in these challenging economic times. Produced by UK-based non-profit The Carbon Trust (which Morrison is director of certification and accreditation services of), the research suggests very significant numbers of consumers are both more likely to buy products and services that...

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