A recent study conducted by clothes2order ranking the UK’s most sustainable cities looks at factors such as, how much of the city’s waste is recycled as a percentage, the number of charity shops per 100,000 residents, renewable electricity sites and others.

While climate change remains a hot topic in all areas, it is even more so ahead of COP26 in Glasgow beginning at the end of October. The impact of the planet’s rising temperatures are becoming more frequent and devastating so looking at our cities and country’s sustainability goals are more important than before. Bristol proudly claimed the no. 1 spot with a score of 6.79 out of 10 for their sustainability status. One factor that stood out for Bristol against other UK cities was the sustainability efforts by the universities in Bristol.

Bristol – 6.79 out of 10

Renewable electricity sites – 928 per 100,000 people

Recycling rate – 47.1%

Average university sustainability rating – 55.9 out of 100

Charity shops – 31.6 per 100,000 people

The study uncovered 928 renewable electricity sites per 100,000 people, a recycling rate of 47.1% and 147 charity shops in the city centre which is 31.6 per 100,000. Bristol also had a recycling rate of 47.1% coming second after Cardiff for their recycling rate.

This isn’t the first time Bristol has been recognised for its green merits, being named the most sustainable city back in 2008 by Forum of the Future and European Green Capital in 2015. Bristol City Council also previously banned private diesel-powered cars from the city centre as part of their environmental efforts.

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Flagship Spaces, situated in the centre of Bristol on Colston Avenue, focuses on providing a great co-working space with everything you need and sustainability at its heart. We only use organic and eco-friendly products in our cleaning, Origin Coffee which is B Corp certified and have a bike rack available for our members –

Keep it up, Bristol!