Is it possible to experience a Green Black Friday?

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Black Friday has become a global event, characterized by attractive discounts and buying frenzy. However, this day of intensive shopping often has a negative environmental impact, fueling mass production and contributing to waste.

In this context, it is possible to adopt a more sustainable approach, experiencing a greener Black Friday, and how?

We talk about it in detail in this article, where we will understand how to make more informed choices and avoid excesses, so as to buy what you need, without damaging the planet.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is an American tradition that has gained popularity around the world and takes place the day after Thanksgiving, ushering in the holiday shopping season with significant deals and discounts. This event therefore leads to crazy spending and races against time to buy as much as possible for as cheap as possible.

The consequence? Enormous damage to the environment and to the people who work in the sectors most affected by Black Friday.

Black Friday Environmental Damage

Black Friday in fact leads to a massive growth in production in various fields, clothing, electronics, household appliances, technology and much more, thus increasing production in the period preceding this event, with consequent use of natural resources, greenhouse gas emissions, manpower and lots of extraordinary work hours. Furthermore, the accumulation of goods often results in a rapid cycle of obsolescence, as buyers are pressured to replace working products with newer versions and this then leads to a significant amount of waste for both the unsold and the that are replaced.

How to experience a more sustainable Black Friday

One of the first things to do to experience a greener Black Friday is to make conscious choices about the companies you buy from. Therefore, look for companies committed to environmental sustainability, which for example use recycled materials or which have certificates for ethical practices such as Flos or Slide Design. By choosing companies that are committed to reducing their environmental impact, you will help promote sustainable business practices.

The second point is to buy only what you need. Unbridled consumerism is one of the main problems associated with Black Friday, so before making purchases, think carefully about what you really need. Avoid falling into the trap of impulse purchases by focusing only on what will truly enrich your life. This way, you will not only save money, but you will also help reduce the demand for excessive production.

The third point is to choose quality and durable products. Instead of opting for cheap, low-quality products, look for long-lasting goods. Of course, investing in quality products may cost more initially, but in the long term it can translate into economic and environmental savings. Good quality items require fewer replacements, reducing the overall amount of waste generated, such as good LED light bulbs.

The last advice is to buy from small and medium-sized businesses. In fact, avoid international chains but prefer Made in Italy and the craftsmanship of the products. Not only will you gain in quality, but you will know that you are supporting those who really need it and those who work hard every day with passion and competence.

In conclusion, Black Friday can be an opportunity to save money, but also a time to make conscious choices that reduce your environmental impact. Opting for sustainable companies, purchasing only what you need, preferring durable products and favoring small and medium-sized businesses are fundamental steps to experience a greener Black Friday. This way, you will not only save money, but you will also contribute to a sustainable future for our planet.

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Written by Alice Pruccoli

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