Financial stresses make it harder for consumers to make green buying decisions

Many consumers are finding it more difficult to make eco-friendly purchases due to financial obstacles, a study by research firm Kantar has found.

Concerns about economic hardship in light of rising inflation are making it harder for even the most eco-conscious consumers around the world to make sustainable choices, a study by Kantar, the research firm, has found.

There has been a marked global decline in the proportion of consumers who prioritise sustainability when choosing fast-moving consumer goods, and 45% of people agreed it’s recently become more difficult to act sustainably because of the social or financial constraints they were facing.

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