A survey of 2,000 13- to 19-year-olds revealed 41 per cent believe they are already leading a sustainable lifestyle.
Recycling, avoiding water and food waste and using reusable carrier bags are the top things youngsters are doing to be more eco-friendly.
A quarter of teens are already encouraging friends to recycle and 44 per cent acknowledge they’ve been inspired to become more environmentally sustainable because someone they knew was doing so.
More than a third learn about what is happening to the planet from family whereas 31 per cent get their information from online news and social media.
Nearly half agree everyone has to come together to help limit the impacts of climate change and 76 per cent agree young people have the power to help tackle the issue.
And more than a third believe their peers are open to making behaviour changes that could help protect the environment.
Lucille Moreau at evian, which commissioned the survey, said: “We are excited to see in our research that the youth share our values in making simple changes to reduce their carbon footprint and lead sustainable lifestyles – however, we recognise there is more work to be done.
“This is why we are striving to become a circular brand by 2025 as part of our journey; we know we have more to do, and together, we all have a role to play in reducing our environmental impact.”
The study, conducted via OnePoll, also found 34 per cent said ‘sustainability’ and ‘helping to reduce our impact on the planet’ are common topics of conversation among their friendship groups.
Shopping habits are also carefully thought out by this age group as a third favour sustainably designed products over non-sustainable versions.
And the average teen is prepared to spend 30 per cent more for an eco-friendly version of something.
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