This is how environmentally friendly Hungarians consider domestic stores to be

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 04. 12. 11:30

Four out of ten rural and metropolitan respondents (40%) agree that unnecessary or non-recyclable packaging is the biggest environmental waste in stores. Opinions are also divided as to whether unnecessarily strong cooling and heating (16%), excessive lighting (12%), environmental pollution from transport (12%) or goods procured from unsustainable sources (12%) are the most serious problems . A third of the respondents (37%) believe that the environmental protection attitude of the stores shows a mixed picture, and only one in ten (12%) of our compatriots consider their operations to be sustainable.

Almost two-thirds (61%) of people in Budapest and in the countryside find it important to go to a store or shopping center that operates sustainably or has an environmentally friendly certificate. Every tenth customer decides where to shop based on this. According to the participants in the research, mainly grocery stores, bookstores, flower shops, electronics stores and restaurants pay attention to sustainable operations. Hungarians believe that shops and shopping centers most often try to reduce their ecological footprint with selective waste collection (58%), online communication and e-invoicing (34%), and energy-saving lighting (33%).