UK households up and down the country have ‘gone green’ for Spring, according to online DIY, home & garden marketplace ManoMano which says that sees sales of eco-friendly garden tools and accessories such as water tanks and solar lighting increase by 101 per cent and 833 per cent respectively.
A report from Energy Saving Trust found that the average UK household uses 349 litres of water each day, which intensifies over spring & summer as people take on outdoor tasks such as cleaning the patio or watering the plants. The same report also found that 6 per cent of all CO₂ emissions is from water use. This year it appears the public aims to lower water wastage and take a step towards a more sustainable home through the use of water butts and rainwater tanks.
UK households are also aiming to save energy and protect the environment through solar lighting, which has seen a huge increase in sales on the marketplace. Sales of solar wall lamps have increased by 833 per cent, whilst solar fairy lights and solar lanterns have also increased by 237 per cent and 161 per cent respectively.
As well as sourcing environmentally products, households are also taking on a more sustainable lifestyle by growing their own fruit & vegetables. Sales of hand transplanters have increased by 36 per cent on ManoMano.