Is It More Eco-Friendly to Shop Online or in-Store?

Transportation totaled 20%  of greenhouse emissions in the U.S. in 2020.

Combining your in-store shopping excursions with other errands is one way to lower your carbon footprint.

The NRF reported about $428 billion

in merchandise returns in 2020.

In-store returns occur 5%-10% of the time, while for online purchases this figure rises to 15%-40%.

The current estimate of  4 to 12 tons of plastic pollution entering oceans is expected  to  increase exponentially.

Online or at brick-and-mortar stores? Both have their pros and cons.