3 Simple Ways To Make Black Friday More Sustainable
It's that time of year again, Black Friday – a hyper-consumerist frenzy and symbol of overconsumption that is the antithesis of what it means to be sustainable. It's no surprise then, that many people question what they should, or shouldn't be, doing during this day. Here are three things you can do this Friday to make the day more sustainable:
Don't buy anything at all
This is probably the easiest and most straightforward solution, and if you don't need anything, don't buy anything. Simple!
Buy only what you need
According to statistics, 21% of Brits purchased something on Black Friday or Cyber Monday last year that they later regretted, with £362 million worth of items being returned to shops after the event. Instead of making impulse purchases, take a moment to think about whether or not you really need the items in your shopping basket before you're about to click "Pay".
Buy from green businesses
If you're set on making purchases, try opting for brands that put an emphasis on being environmentally conscious, instead of shopping from larger companies such as Amazon. By supporting and seeking out smaller, eco-friendly companies, you'll also be helping to keep them afloat after an especially tough year.
What are some ways you think could make Black Friday more sustainable?