Shopping is a necessary part of life. Such a common and frequent errand makes it a significant contributor to the climate issues we are currently facing. We have put together some easy yet effective ways to shop in an environment-friendly manner and make it more sustainable for mother earth.
With the e-commerce boom, the number of people shopping online is increasing every day. Studies show that on average, online deliveries generate half the carbon footprint than physical retail shopping; “E-commerce is the less energy-consumptive option approximately 80% of the time.”Depending on your mode of transportation, that process generally isn’t outweighed by the recorded impact of emissions related to packaging and delivering online orders.
Vip from Sturdy Sports says, Ordering online also grants you more flexibility. Sturdy Sports is a renowned Cricket Store in Melbourne selling finest cricket gears for al large groups. The range includes English Willow Cricket Bats, Balls, Cricket Shoes, Batting and Wicket Keeping Pads and Gloves, and much more. Along with a physical store, he also has an online store. He further says, his customers can research and compare products and companies more thoroughly before purchasing.
Many businesses are making a point to reduce their carbon footprint regarding deliveries. Pay attention to companies that tell you about their delivery process. Those are the ones to support.
Buy used products.
Many of the new clothes and products we buy are low quality and meant to be disposed of after a few uses. Consider buying used and/or higher quality apparel and products. Investing a little bit extra money into something that will last much longer is certainly worth it both for yourself and for the sake of our landfills.
Thrift and secondhand shops are a great way to reuse perfectly good products. They are almost all charity-based, locally run, or family-owned. Your support at these businesses makes a positive impact on more than just the environment.
New or used, take care of your belongings. Properly launder, wash, and store your products so you don’t have to replace them as often.
Support small businesses that make the environment a priority.
Do some research for companies that are built on the value of being eco-aware. Buying products made from recyclable materials is a great way to support and utilize recycling efforts. Nowadays you can buy practically any cosmetic, hygienic, or practical household product that has been recreated in an environmentally friendly way. Unfortunately, many of these products have not made their way into large brand stores yet. There are new forms of toothpaste that doesn’t use water or tubes, plant-based cleaning products, and so much more.
Think ahead and think smart. Only buy what you need and find ways to get it more sustainably as we’ve covered. Don’t forget we only have one planet. Let’s take care of it.