E-commerce Uses 30% Less Energy


Constant improvisation of technology is the biggest boon to folks who crave for a zerowaste economy. Cloud-based music storehouse is an obvious example. E-commerce accounted for more than $1.2 trillion of sales in 2013.

Studies published in http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/02/06/how-digital-innovations-disruptwasteful-world show trends in connectivity and mobile penetration, the number of digital buyers is estimated to grow from around 900 million currently to 1.3 billion by 2016 globally. This is important for sustainable consumption. It’s estimated that e-commerce uses 30 percent less energy in total than traditional shopping.

When you consider that sales of physical CDs have been cut in half over the last 10 years, while download sales continue to increase, you can see why. Similar trend is seen in the media space. Print media is disappearing at a fast phase and digital publishing is taking over. Imagine the saving on paper?

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