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50% of people are planning a more environmentally-friendly Christmas

That’s according to a survey carried out by Amarach Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie.

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HALF OF PEOPLE asked in a new Irish survey say they are planning a more environmentally-friendly Christmas this year. 

A further 33% of those polled for a survey carried out by Amarach Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie said that they weren’t planning a more environmentally-friendly Christmas, while 17% said they didn’t know. 

Breaking down those results by gender, 46% of men and 53% of women said they were planning a more environmentally-friendly Christmas, while the age group most likely to agree with this was the 55+ age group (56%) followed closely by 18-24 (51%) and 35-44 (50%). 

In Leinster, 52% of people said they were planning a greener Christmas, followed by Dublin at 51%; while 48% in Connaught/Ulster and 47% of people in Munster aimed to follow suit.

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This festive season, TheJournal.ie has been sharing tips from experts for how to have a Green Christmas.

We look at how to shop for presents, how to shop online, whether a fake tree is better than a real tree – and we have more to come. 

The Claire Byrne Live / Amarách Research Panel consists of over 1,000 Irish adults, all aged 18+. The poll was conducted earlier this month. 

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