How to have an alternative Black Friday that’s kinder on the planet

23 Nov 2020
By Hazel M., Freelance writer, journalist and total bookworm at Unite Students

Black Friday is almost here and it’s easy to get dragged into the world of seemingly mind-blowing deals without too much thought about our environmental impact.

The American tradition hit the UK around 10 years ago, thanks to online retail giant Amazon. And it’s steam-rolled the high street every year since.

Now, it’s an international phenomenon that has shops slashing prices in-store and online in a bid to make megabucks ahead of the festive season.

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