Shopping online is better for the environment

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A study says doing your big shop on the sofa is more environmentally friendly…

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Now you have another good reason to shop online as new research suggests it is better for the environment to do your food shopping from the comfort of your couch.

The University of Washington has found that using a grocery delivery service can cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 75%, as opposed to individual households taking the trip to the supermarket.

Obviously the best scenario found was a full capacity delivery van delivered to lots of customers in the same neighbourhood.

'A lot of times people think they have to inconvenience themselves to be greener, and that actually isn't the case here,' explained professor Anne Goodchild.

'From an environmental perspective, grocery delivery services overwhelmingly can provide emissions reductions.'

Whilst the study was primarily looking at America, it interestingly found that carbon emissions were also reduced when delivering out to rural areas as well as densely populated urban ones.

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