A new Eurobarometer survey finds that four out of five Europeans consider the environmental impact of the products they buy.
83% of EU citizens polled said the impact of a product on the environment plays an important aspect in their purchasing decisions. The percentage was even higher among Greeks (92%); it was lowest among Czechs (62%).
In fact, most of those participating in the survey are hoping that new labeling will make their eco-purchasing decisions even easier in the future. 72% thought that a label indicating a product’s carbon footprint should be mandatory. However, attitudes on the subject varied widely between Member States, with the Czechs the least in favor (47%) and Greeks, once again, voicing overwhelmingly support (90% ).