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.