Bristol amongst least-polluting cities in UK – however it’s nonetheless ‘poor’ for strolling and biking to work

Bristol has been named among the many least-polluting cities in Britain.

Town was ranked 10th within the UK, with Three.5kt of carbon emissions per particular person, in accordance with the UK Powerhouse report by Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Financial & Enterprise Analysis (Cebr).

By comparability, Bournemouth was named the least-polluting metropolis of all, adopted by Ipswich and Southampton.


The report additionally checked out cities that had been greatest for waste recycling and Bristol was ranked sixth, at 47 per cent.

Nevertheless, Bristol didn’t fare so nicely when it got here to environmentally pleasant commuting.

The Bristol to Bathtub cycle path

The report examined the share of individuals commuting utilizing both low or zero-emission transportation – cycling or strolling – to get to work

Bristol ranked 27th on the listing for zero-emission commuters, with simply six per cent of the inhabitants travelling on foot or by bike.


In the meantime London, surprisingly, ranked first, with 21 per cent of the inhabitants of the internal capital utilizing zero-emission transport.

The report additionally regarded on the areas with the very best variety of photo voltaic panel installations. Once more, Bristol appeared in 27th place with simply two per cent of households with a renewable electrical energy set up.


Vicky Brackett, chief government of Irwin Mitchell’s Enterprise Authorized Companies division, mentioned: “The ever-more pressing subject of local weather change and sustainability has reached the very best stage of presidency.

“Within the case of Bristol, it performs nicely in some indicators of environmental sustainability however poorly in others. If it may possibly proceed to enhance Bristol clearly has the potential to turn into be one of the crucial sustainable cities within the UK.”

The information comes per week after Extinction Rebellion protesters took to the streets in Bristol over the world’s climate crisis.
























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