Indian consumers most eco-friendly, finds global survey

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    Indian consumers most eco-friendly, finds global survey

    NEW DELHI: The rest of the world may well turn green with envy. India has the most sustainable consumption pattern, says a 17-nation survey on consumer behaviour and environmental impact.

    Over the past two years, Indians have shown increasing environmentally friendly behaviour, the study, released on Thursday, shows. India scored 62.6 points in the overall green index to retain top rank. Brazil (58) came second, followed by China (57.3). The US, among the most energy-guzzling countries in the world, finished last with a score of 45.

    The survey, Greendex 2010: Consumer Choice and the Environment — A World Tracking Survey, was carried out by National Geographic Society and international polling firm GlobeScan. First conducted in 2008, it is a comprehensive measure of consumer behaviour in 65 areas relating to housing, transportation, food and consumer goods.

    Greendex 2010 ranked average consumers according to environmental impacts of their consumption patterns. It measured transportation patterns, household energy and resource use, consumption of food and everyday consumer goods.
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