Global predictions for 2023
Following a very challenging couple of years in 2020 and 2021, many people around the world feel 2022 has been a little better. However, uncertainty about both short- and longer-term futures prevails. Global citizens are struggling to be optimistic about 2023 as most express concern about the state of the economy, the environment and world security.
Seven in 10 people in 34 countries support global rules to stop plastic pollution
Consumers globally believe it is important for such a treaty to incorporate five key measures to tackle plastic pollution : ban unnecessary single-use plastics, ban types of plastic that cannot be easily recycled, have rules making manufacturers and retailers responsible for reducing, re-using and recycling plastic packaging, have global rules requiring all new plastic products to contain recycled plastic and require labelling of plastic products so that it is clear how to responsibly sort them for reuse, recycling or disposal.
One in two New Zealanders reported having felt severely stressed and/or depressed in the past year
New Zealanders are thinking about their mental wellbeing more often than a year ago, however still less than they think about their physical wellbeing. New Zealand males are less likely to think about their mental health than females, who are above the global average.