When you shop, do you think about how far what you’re buying has to travel? The shipping industry produces 2% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions annually, and we can reduce that by buying items that don’t have to travel far to reach us.

Choose brands that manufacture their products in the same hemisphere you are in to reduce the need for shipping, or ask the retailer you buy from if their inventory is shipped using sustainable fuels.

By Earth911

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