Just 16% of Irish consumers avoiding leisure flights to help climate, survey shows

Deloitte study shows consumers in Ireland attempting to buy more sustainable goods but yet to embrace more sustainable modes of transport

Consumers in Ireland are mostly still taking optional or leisure flights, a new survey shows. Picture: Getty

More than eight in ten consumers in Ireland have still yet to adopt sustainable travel practices, a new survey shows, with only 16 per cent saying they avoid optional or leisure flights.

A global sustainability study conducted by Deloitte, which surveyed 1,000 Irish consumers, has found that 49 per cent of respondents have made changes to their personal behaviour to help the climate.

Some 64 per cent said they purchase sustainable products sometimes or often, ...