Green Products: Canada vs. US Part 1
Consumers in Canada and the United States have similar attitudes around the environment, specifically for single-use plastic products, in terms of banning its use, paying premium for environment-friendly products, and the generations leading the way to sustainable change.
Banning Single-use Plastics
- As per a study conducted by an American global management consulting firm, consumers of both US (57%) and Canada (55%) cited near equal preference for green and environmentally sustainable products.
- While 56% of Canadians totally support a total ban on single-use plastics, 25% somewhat support the ban as per a study conducted by Nanos Research.
- According to a study conducted by Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, 71.2% of Canadians support a ban of all single-use plastics used for food packaging.
- As per Morning Consult poll, consumers in the US show strong support for banning single-use plastic products such as 58% support banning plastic utensils, 58% support banning straws and 57% support halting single-use item production.
Paying Premium for Environment-friendly Products
- 31% of Canadians and 37% of Americans among the Gen Z population claim that they are willing to pay a premium for eco-friendly products.
- According to a study conducted by Nanos Research, Canadians are willing to pay a premium for more environmentally-friendly alternatives to plastic.
- As per a study conducted by Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, 52.9% would accept paying a government tax to disincentivize the use of plastic food packaging and 37.7% are willing to pay more for an item in biodegradable packaging in Canada.
- According to CGS 2019 U.S. Consumer Sustainability Survey, more than 66% of consumers in the US are willing to pay more for sustainable products.