The Daily Populous

Saturday April 13rd, 2019 evening edition

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A report claims that David Attenborough’s environment documentaries are having a positive impact on the public (Picture: PA).

In the UK, 82 per cent of respondents who value sustainable packaging say it’s important to them because they’re concerned about the future of the environment.

Importantly, 3 in 10 consumers do not feel they currently have enough information about what packaging can be recycled.

Notably, there is a significant difference in this perception held by women and men, 44 per cent and 29 per cent respectively.

Plastic pollution in the ocean poses a threat to marine biodiversity (Picture: BBC Picture Archives).

For example, affordability is more important in day-to-day purchases for consumers aged 55-64 than it is for consumers aged 16-24.

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Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion Within a Year if Just 1 Percent of Recipients Quit Smoking

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Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion Within a Year if Just 1 Percent of Recipients Quit Smoking.

Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UC San Francisco.

“While 14 percent of all adults in the U.S. smoke cigarettes, 24.5 percent of adult Medicaid recipients smoke,” said Glantz. »