Nov 20, 2019

Is shopping at Primark really a way to be greener?

Leading chain Primark has hit back at its detractors, saying shopping on the High Street is better for the planet than buying online. The boss of AB Foods, Primark's owner, told the Times that its efficient global supply chains meant it was less polluting than online delivery vans. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US have argued that shopping online can actually be greener than doing it in store. This beats multiple cars driving long distances to a store or shopping centre. The Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion argues both shopping in store and online harm the environment.

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