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?

Primark to make all clothes with recycled materials by 2030

It has also committed to halving its carbon emissions and removing single-use plastics from its operations

‘Supermarkets must do more to cut plastic packaging’

A new study claims Brits believe supermarkets have not done enough to reduce plastic in their stores

eBay launches new hub encouraging customers to buy refurbished products

Its ‘Certified Refurbished’ hub will make finding these products easier and prevent them going to landfill

Graphene-based biopolymer ‘could put an end to plastic packaging for good’

Biotech firm Toraphene has created an innovative new material it says is biodegradable, compostable and commercially-viable

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

John Lewis puts landfill waste to bed with vegan-friendly, fully-recyclable mattress

The mattress is manufactured in the UK in a circular, carbon-neutral factory and is ‘completely glue and chemical-free’

ASOS bags 30% carbon reduction per order since 2015

The online retailer made the saving by focusing on energy efficiency, cleaning up delivery and packaging emissions and increasing its use of renewable power

Amazon Prime’s same-day deliveries ‘could help reduce emissions’

The retail giant says the service requires warehouse depots to be built closer to customers, reducing the need for aircraft transport

Sustainable shopper
Less than half of UK consumers seek more eco-friendly products

A new survey reveals a further 41% of UK shoppers who keep environmental impact in mind when purchasing