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Delivery disaster: the hidden environmental cost of your online shopping

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

We love ordering goods and food at a click - but this creates mountains of packaging waste and millions of transport miles There's still something magical about the idea of browsing a world of goods online, choosing what you want and having it delivered to your door, sometimes within hours. You may give a fleeting thought to the environmental impact when you are drowning in excess packaging (nearly a third of solid waste in the US comes from e-commerce packaging) but it's easy to ignore the rest of it. Such as the fact that Amazon, in figures released last year , emits nearly as much...
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