The growth of green e-commerce is one something expects will happen as eco-friendly lifestyles become more the norm. A new Web site just launched is hoping to cash in on this potential revenue stream while also offering consumers information about living environmentally responsible. The site is called BuyGreen.com and it's the product of Green Retail and Wholesale, a company in sales and distribution of eco-focused products.
The idea behind BuyGreen.com seems to be offering a wide variety of green products for sale for both consumers and also small businesses. Each product has reportedly been evaluated by select "Green Standards" and offers shoppers information so they understand "how green a product is with respect to four areas of the company’s basic lifecycle standard which include: source material, manufacturing, usage, and disposal."
Also offered are tips on green living. One tip in particular, shopping online, tries to offer some compelling reasons for heading to the virtual mall instead of the real thing. In particular BuyGreen.com says "e-commerce warehouses use 1/16th of the energy of that used to operate a traditional retail store" and also that "even overnight air shipping uses 40% less fuel than the average car trip to the mall." An interesting argument indeed if it holds true. Your thoughts?
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