This holiday season the U.S. Postal Service will deliver an estimated 900 million packages. Of those, approximately 1 million packages a day will be returned to retailers. Each year these numbers grow and we take it as a sign of a healthy economy — business is booming! Not so if you consider the life cycle of a product: what the product is made from, and the energy, packaging and materials that go into its gifting journey and ultimately its next life in the landfill. With everything available with the click of a finger, plus free shipping and returns, what is the real cost of all this holiday cheer?
In collaboration with the Germantown Laundromat and BEST Creative Studio, we are excited to share this month’s Climate Class: That’s Your Business.