Shop smart this Christmas!

Shop smart this Christmas!

I read a worrying article this morning that suggests some shoppers return up to 80% of everything they buy online as they add unwanted items to their order just to get free postage. This causes large retailers to increase their stock and prices as goods are in transit rather than on the shop floor or in the warehouse.

This is a plea to shoppers at this busy time of the year to consider the environmental impact of this practice. More delivery drivers are on the road for longer hours, more non bio-degradable packaging and plastics are in circulation, and more clothing is dumped in the end of season sale because the store over ordered.

I recently bought something online from a well known high street stationers. At checkout I was advised that if I spent a little more I could have free postage. Instead of randomly adding stuff I had no use for, I chose these useful and beautiful William Morris items. I hope he would have appreciated the sentiment.

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