Black Friday: What impact will your shop have on the environment?

A new study claims more than 380k tonnes of carbon is set to be emitted from deliveries for Black Friday shoppers next week – but are people becoming more aware of their impacts?

Klarna offers carbon footprint tracker for online shoppers

It has also committed to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030 and make annual financial contributions to high-impact climate projects

EcoCart raises $3m to enable carbon neutral online shopping

Its algorithm uses the unique characteristics of each order, including the materials used to manufacture the item, shipping distance and package weight to estimate the emissions created from that order

This year’s Black Friday online shopping ‘could generate 429k tonnes of CO2 emissions’

The carbon footprint is equivalent to that created from 435 return flights from London to New York, according to a new report