Online shopping saw a boom during the first lockdown, and that looks set to continue with Black Friday and some Christmas shopping to take place online due to lockdown V.2.
But at what cost to the environment does this have? The personal finance experts at money.co.uk have investigated how much CO2 could be produced by the millions of packages set to be delivered across the country in their new Dirty Delivery Report – with Amazon’s 2020 Black Friday set to be less green than ever before.
Amazon processed 4.4m transactions on Black Friday in 2019. Based on the average parcel being delivered and the predicted 14% increase in online spending, Amazon could be set to process a whopping 5.1m transactions this year. We estimate Black Friday purchases via Amazon alone could result in at least 18,854 tonnes of additional CO2 being pumped into the atmosphere.
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