Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Shopping Online Wins the Lower Carbon Footprint Prize

Yes, shopping on line is more energy efficient and therefore has a lower carbon footprint than going to the mall. Of course not shopping at all has a yet lower footprint - 0 - but these types of comparisons always leave out the most ecological options. Like when they compare brand-name paper towels to Brand X paper towels and ignore cloth, which is eminently more absorbent and reusable.

Check out this report of a study which show online shopping is anywhere from 15 t0 50 times more efficient than conventional store shopping. And of course you can comparison shop online and get better prices if you know precisely what you're seeking.

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