Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year! It has massive lines and campers eager to be the first in line for the best deals. Marketers spend all year planning for this big holiday shopping day. It is also the most wasteful time of the year. People spend more on this day than any other day of the year because of the huge savings. How can Black Friday be a day of less waste? There are small things you can do to help keep Black Friday shopping less of a carbon footprint and still save money for your holiday gifts. This Black Friday try and buy Eco Friendly Products instead of the mainstream products. It might take an extra few minutes to look at the label, but in the long run, it can make a huge difference for the environment. Most major box stores like Best Buy have boxes labeled so you know the product has a Eco Friendly product inside.
Look also for the recycle symbol when shopping, so you know that when that person is done, the product doesn’t have to go in the landfill. Don’t forget to take your re-usable shopping bag with you so you don’t need to use those plastic bags they give you at the checkout. It can keep those bags out of the landfill and out of the oceans. It also is less of a hassle you can toss your re-usable shopping bag back in your car.
Avoid buying one use products that you know will end up in the landfill. Carpool to the malls or shopping centers. Refuse unnecessary products when shopping or eating out. Make sure you recycle when you get home the boxes and papers that come with the products. Remember that every little step we take makes a huge impact on the environment. Shop Eco Friendly Products this holiday season and feel good about your footprint.