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85% of UK motorists prepared to accept ‘green parts’

Insight partner for financial services, Consumer Intellengence, conducted an online survey in September. And of the data collected from the 803 UK motorists, 85% of the consumers are also now prepared to accept ‘green parts’ in their vehicle repairs – with only 13% saying they’d want only brand new parts, even if more environmentally-friendly options were available.


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Also, according to the data, 77% wished their insurer to be more environmentally friendly, and 23% would be prepared to pay something extra for a car insurance policy that was tangibly environmentally friendly.

According to the data, green credentials, from carbon offsetting to tree planting schemes, were more important to women than men – and to younger people than older people.

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Consumer Intelligence also asked those who wanted a green insurer and those who were worried it could cost them more if they would pay more for an insurance product that was tangibly environmentally friendly. According to their answers, 90% of the youngest drivers said they would. That steadily declined to 77% of 25-34s, 69% of 35-44s, 64% of 45-64s – falling to only 43% of 65+s.


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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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