OVO Energy – the UK’s largest independent energy provider – is asking the nation to think more sustainably this year in order to bring attention to the negative impact Black Friday is having on the environment.

Some key outtakes include:

  • Black Friday and the busy Christmas shopping period have a huge impact on the environment with as many as 82,000 delivery vans on roads
  • Online shopping on Black Friday in 2020 is predicted to generate 429,000 tonnes of carbon – the equivalent of the weight of 61,308 elephants, or 435 return flights between London and New York
  • OVO Energy is bucking the trend this year, instead encouraging Brits to Go Green this Black Friday, rewarding new members who sign up to OVO Energy with a £50 gift card to connect with nature through the National Trust

OVO Energy has also provided tips and tricks on how to shop more sustainably this festive season.

You can see all of their tips and also find out more about OVO energy here

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