4 Reasons Why Online Shopping is the Green Way to Go

January 5, 2016By 1 Comment

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In today’s society with eco-friendliness being so important, we need to look for alternative ways to purchase the things we need, especially without doing any harm to nature.

Online shopping can really help us out here! You’re about to discover four awesome reasons why online shopping is actually a green shopping method. By going this route, you’ll be helping Mother Nature, all while being a modern and eco-friendly shopper! 

You won‘t use any gas at all

Online shopping doesn’t require any gas! It’s especially great for people without cars or folks who live in suburbs that can’t drive into town often just to shop. You don’t need to go anywhere to get groceries or clothing or everything else – they can all come to you. 

Stores use much less energy if they have an e-store

Many retailers save money by having only an e-store versus a traditional store. It costs much less to maintain a website than operate a physical store. And by supporting online shopping, we can encourage other stores to shift their focus online as well. 

Less paper will be used

By shopping online, you won’t get tons of receipts that you’d most likely throw away as soon as you got home. And this works with coupons too! By e-shopping, you can use various online coupons as freely as you would use them offline. And you won’t need to print anything – just copy and paste the promo code and you’ll get your discount! A great example are these JCPenney discount codes from ChameleonJohn.com. They don’t need any paper to be valid, so they’re definitely eco-friendly!

It’s easier to find eco-friendly products online

Thanks to the internet, you can shop at thousands of green stores all over the world from the comfort of your home – no need to waste time hunting down products in specific stores that may or may not carry what you’re looking for. With just a simple online search, you’ll be able to find everything you need. And in most cases, your stuff will be delivered to you within a few business days!

These are just a few of the earth-friendly benefits of online shopping. To be fair, there is also the flip side, where the packaging associated with online purchases can be seen as wasteful, but overall, I do believe that shopping online is a more convenient and eco-friendlier shopping option.

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  1. Alison says:

    But what about the gas required to get the items to you? That’s usually much further away than you are from the store. And the additional packaging required for shipping is much more waste than a receipt.

    Walking/biking/using public transportation is far better for the environment, if those options are available.

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