- 8 Nov 2017 7:56 AM
The research has studied the environmental protection habits of Generation Z, that is those born after 1995. While older generations are mostly buying second hand and energy saving products, Gen Z prefers brand new products or those in perfect condition, as this is also a status symbol to them, business daily Világgazdaság reports.
The young do pay special attention to selective waste management: 66% of respondents recycle paper, while 62% do the same with glass. When it comes to plastics and metal, they are marginally less so environmentally-conscious; only 60% responded that they care about this kind of waste.
As for transport, 74% of young Hungarians choose public transport or walk, but only because they lack a car. However, more than one-third, 37% choose bicycles. That said, owning a car is still a status symbol for Gen Z, the poll reveals.
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