The countdown to Christmas has begun. It is almost time for a social gathering with our loved ones, with good food, drinks and presents. However, Christmas doesn’t have to be a burden on the environment. With these tips you won’t have a white, but a green Christmas this year.
Online shopping can be more environmentally friendly than visiting a store. The main reason for this is the reduced number of trips people make to stores. A delivery truck uses far less fuel per package than an equivalent number of people driving in person to pick them up. However, a precondition for this is that the entire purchasing process must be digital. And if you buy your gifts online, make sure you choose the most sustainable delivery option. This means that you must ensure that you are at home at the time of delivery, or that you have your package delivered to a pick-up point near your home. Also, consider the differences in shipping methods. Same day or one-day shipping tends to be much worse to the environment than slower shipping methods.