BRIGHTON has been crowned the most eco-friendly city in the UK.

According to research by natural product business, Garden of Life, Brighton scored the highest based on a variety of “green factors.”

These included the number of allotments, charity shops and vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city, as well as the number of people who cycle once per week and the percentage of household waste that is recycled.

The analysis compared the UK’s 30 most populated towns and cities based on the above factors and scored them out of ten.

The Argus: Brighton has the most vegan restaurants per person.Brighton has the most vegan restaurants per person.

Brighton also came out as the top-ranking city for both vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants per person.

Research found there were 88 vegan and 145 vegetarian-friendly restaurants per 100,000 people.

The city also has the second-highest rate of people choosing to cycle, with almost a quarter claiming to cycle at least once a month.

Bristol was named the second most eco-friendly city, followed by Newcastle.

Edinburgh, Leeds, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Bournemouth and Nottingham also made the top ten.

Earlier this week, Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, topped the BBC Woman’s Hour List for her commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Ms Lucas has also been shortlisted for the Eco-Hero of the Decade at the annual People Environment Achievement Awards.