Green Friday: 6 tips to make Black Friday ...Greener!
Black Friday started in the USA in 1952 and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, there has been an intense spread of the phenomenon throughout Europe and by extension in Greece.
Black Friday is now characterized as a "holiday" of commerce, during which, impulse buying and chaos prevail. The increase in over-consumption for things we don't actually need, leads to an increase in the production and transportation of products and their waste.
In 2020, Money.co.uk predicted that in the UK, deliveries of goods bought on Black Friday, were responsible for 429,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (equivalent to 435 return flights from London to New York)!
Here you will find some useful tips so you can contribute to the effort to turn Black Friday into... Green!
Make a list of the things you really need. In this way, you will be able to avoid overconsumption and unnecessary expenses.
Prefer to shop online to avoid car emissions.
If you choose to visit physical stores, make sure you have reusable shopping bags with you.
Before making your purchases, do some research and prefer to support sustainable companies.
If you are looking for Christmas gifts, think of alternative ideas for eco-friendly products that will have a long life.