You may already know that purchasing items through the Internet is more environmentally-friendly than going to a bricks and mortar store. You’ll save gas and time, and cut down on middle-man transportation and shipping costs by staying at home. Nonetheless, you may not be aware of some of the green online shopping sites that exist.
Shopping on the Internet can help you save green and go green at the same time! Whether you are looking for eco-friendly items, or interested in purchasing pre-owned goods, let’s browse some of the possibilities.
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Last week, we posted about thrift shopping at garage sales and Goodwill. But did you know that you can actually look for treasures online? That’s right, at shopgoodwill.com, you can choose whether to have a bidding experience (a la eBay), or simply select “Buy Now” for many previously-owned treasures. Because the inventory is always changing, its like a new treasure hunt each day. What will you find?
For homeowners who believe in RRR (reduce, reuse recycle), you can engage in green home improvement at agedwoods.com and demomlition depot.
Salvaged wood can be turned into beautiful flooring and an old mantelpiece may make a treasured conversation piece. Just a few clicks, and green online shopping can beautify your home at a fraction of the environmental cost of traditional home improvement projects.
Looking for eco-friendly goods? You can find bamboo, cork, recycled plastic and recycled glass turned into functional, unique items at several sites.
Greenglass.com is your location for recycled wine bottles. Keep those containers out of the trash, and look what can be created!
As shown above, your bottled water containers can be transformed into chic outdoor furniture at lolldesigns.com. Enjoy nature in your backyard with extra satisfaction that you did a little green online shopping.
You may also want to check out the “green department store” that is branchhome.com. Eco-friendly materials like bamboo, cork and reclaimed materials comprise much of what you’ll see shopping on the Internet at the popular site.
C’mon… share some of your green online shopping secrets. Where do you like to go when shopping online?