27 Feb '16, 8pm

Here’s yet another way that Amazon sucks https://t.co/qmz3xegE8T

There’s no denying that the e-commerce revolution has done wonderful things for convenience. Instead of actually leaving your house for that new dreamcatcher or clown dildo, you can order it from the comfort of your couch. No pants? No problem! Just click that button from Amazon and it’ll be shipped within the hour. But there is, however, a cost to this convenience, and as e-commerce rapidly supplants the storefront as the way we get our goods, it’s time to ask ourselves, what are our shopping habits doing to the planet? The New York Times’ Matt Richtel looks at our troubled relationship with online shopping, and he reports that its impact is not small: The environmental cost can include the additional cardboard — 35.4 million tons of containerboard were produced in 2014 in the United States, with e-commerce companies among the fastest-growing users — and the emissions fro...

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