Online Shopping Reduces Energy Consumption by 35%
Shopping online actually reduces your carbon footprint
! A study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University's Green Design Institute
found that online shopping reduces carbon emissions by 35% compared to shopping at retail stores. Creative Citizen
For traditional retail, the largest contributors to energy consumption
and carbon dioxide emissions were from customer transport;
approximately 65% of total emissions generated stemmed from consumers'
travel to and from stores. Packaging and last mile delivery accounted
for the majority of emissions from e-commerce.
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at August 11, 2009 1:59 AM