More than one in three unable to correctly identify that charcoal is made from wood!

Updated: May 13, 2021


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This article is copied from the WWF website - 08/10/2015.


More than one in three people were unable to correctly identify that charcoal is made from wood, a WWF survey has found, and many don't link it to deforestation.


In the survey, which was conducted to find out the UK public's attitudes to sustainability of charcoal, 8 per cent admitted not knowing what it was made from, even when given a list of materials to choose from, and 25 per cent thought charcoal was made from mined coal. Just over 3 in 5 answered correctly that it is made from wood (61%).