August 11, 2009

Online Shopping Reduces Energy Consumption by 35%

onlineshopping.jpgShopping 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 explains:
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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