PEOPLE living in Ceredigion have the lowest carbon footprint in the UK – and that’s official.

Ceredigion residents who participated in analysis by environmental organisation WWF and the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York had a footprint of 10.8 CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent).

In addition, more than 20 per cent of respondents spend nothing on clothing in a given month, and 10 per cent have solar panels.

However, more than 50 per cent of respondents in Ceredigion did not know what energy tariff they were on.

Ceredigion’s commitment to improving the environment is also on display on a building wall at Finch Square in Cardigan as part of a WWF Cymru/Literature Wales poetry street art project.

The mural on display there was inspired by poems written by pupils at Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi depicting their hopes for a greener future and more eco-friendly lifestyle.

The analysis was taken from 15 months of data between February 2019 and October 2020.

“We are pleased but not surprised that Ceredigion has the lowest overall carbon footprint in the UK,” said Jessica McQuade, WWF Cymru head of policy and advocacy.

"We know that people in Wales care about the impact we have as a nation, and as individuals, in tackling the global climate and nature crisis.

"Given the scale of change we need to see to reverse the damage to the natural word both in Wales and globally we need to see these positive personal steps continue in the right direction, combined with action from government and businesses, to make the difference we need to see.”