Online shopping often not better for environment, report says

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Shopping online, hailed as a brilliant way to cut down on trips by car to the high street, is often no better for the environment, according to a report.

Shoppers need to buy at least 25 items from a website, before any environmental benefits take effect. If a consumer buys fewer items than that it would be better to drive to the shops, than rely on a lorry to make the delivery to their home.


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