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Sheffield scoops title of U.K.'s greenest city

Sheffield has been named as the greenest city in the United Kingdom. The city, once the steel-making capital of the world, was found to be the most eco-friendly for residents in a new study commissioned by NatWest, which analysed the U.K.'s most populous cities and ranked them using a range of environmental data such as green space, energy use and production, motor vehicles, waste and recycling, commuting travel, and pollution. Sheffield takes the top spot thanks to 22,600 acres of green space a high volume of renewable energy production, and a high percentage of Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) vehicles. Edinburgh and Cardiff came in second and third and the top five was rounded out by Brighton & Hove and Bristol, respectively. London ranked 11th thanks to a high number of ULEZ vehicles per capita, people commuting via bicycle and Londoners producing a relatively low amount of waste per person compared to other cities. Wolverhampton was found to be the least eco-friendly of the 25 cities studied.

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