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Online shopping I: packaging, planning and pollution

Introduction This post is the first of two looking at different aspects of online shopping. E-commerce has grown hugely over recent years with improvements in access to technology, Internet speed, online payment security and delivery (Zhang et al., 2016), meaning it is rapidly becoming the most popular way to shop. Online shopping frees time, reduces …


Sustainable Consumerism II: Minimalism

Hello again lovely people! This blog post is the second of a series on sustainable consumerism, focusing mainly on the environmental benefits and limitations of different purchasing patterns. Today I will introduce minimalism as a concept, why people do it, and what these environmental impacts might be. This topic is very broad and covers a …