Friday is a consumer spectacle that is rife with excess and waste. However, FatWallet offers
some tips on how to make your black Friday more green. Try
to find products that that are made from recycled or biodegradable materials.
For example, several book publishers now only print books made from recycled
paper. In terms of appliances and electronic devices, check for items that are
rechargeable or energy-efficient. They should have the Energy Star logo on them
if they are verified efficient machines. Another tip is to look for products
that use minimal packaging. After all, if the box and plastic wrappings are
going to be thrown away, why pay extra for them and add to the landfills? When it is time
to pay, use a green credit card whenever possible. These are credit cards where
a portion of each transaction that a customer makes goes towards support for
green charities or causes. Finally, pack all of the new purchases into reusable
shopping bags instead of reaching for a pile of plastic bags.
Green Buying Tips — Brush up on some common products with eco-friendly
online or taking public transit to cut down on gas emissions.
provides an environmentally friendly shopping alternative where people can
still find great deals.
guilt-free on Black Friday with these effective green tips.
an early start on holiday shopping this Black Friday? Use these helpful tips to
avoid unnecessary wastage and pollution.
outlines some helpful advice on shopping for eco-friendly gifts on Black Friday.
to properly examine products and ask the right questions to ensure that it is
that are reusable with a long lifespan to reduce the amount of trash that is
up on energy-saving devices on Black Friday by knowing what to look for.
for items that are made from recycled materials is one way to go green on Black
recent years, Green Tuesday has been quickly catching on as a more responsible
way of shopping.
local or cutting down on driving are a couple of ways to shop in an
when buying books, support responsible publishing companies that manufacture
with recycled materials.
purchases in advance can help towards a more green shopping experience.
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