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Online Shopping ‘better For Environment ‘
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Online shopping ‘better for environment ‘

According some research, it been said that shopping online saves the environment than purchasing goods from your local super market.

Another research suggests that, when your consignment is delivered to your door step; it much less polluting. On the other hand, if you were to drive to the shop to physically procure the same product; that would release more carbon dioxide into the environment.

Further research is still going on to ascertain which aspects are efficient, also to what degree. Also analysis is going on to find out how to achieve further improvements.

Carbon footprints were the topic of research. It compared the carbon footprints of conventional shopping versus online shopping. Research was on the delivery process – wherein the customer travels to the store to get his goods or the product is delivered through courier to the customers doorstep.

Researchers found that when the products were delivered to the customer's house the carbon emission was around 180 g marks. But when the customer drove to the local super marke the CO2 emissions were around 4,300 g.

Some retailers have already suggested that online shopping is better for environment.

To arrive at this conclusion there are many factors that are taken into consideration.  Points which are considered are travel mode used, total number of goods purchased per shopping trip, and manner in which unwanted products are returned back.

But if the delivery has failed to materialize or the goods are returned back for whatever reason, then it doesn’t count to be effective

If the consumers combine their outdoor activities along with their shopping trips then that would turn out to be more effective and efficient.

To arrive at some conclusion it figured out that if a consumer takes the bus, total number of goods purchased should be seven. If the household car is used,  24 products should be purchased to make that trip environment friendly

If bus is used during peak hours and the goods are purchased in bulk, then its equal to having the goods delivered at home.

Researchers suggest that online stores combined with home delivery can reduce the effect of carbon on our environment

Some of the research findings could be incomplete as it appears that high street shopping where shoppers shop in bulk are not taken into consideration. Also, the entire cycle of delivery is not taken into consideration.

High street shopping and online shopping go together, but how will we reduce the effect of carbon emission on the environment – online shopping seems to be the answer.


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