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Black Friday to cause spikes in air pollution and plastic waste, warn environmentalists

24.11.2017
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The shopping frenzy will see 82,000 diesel delivery vans on UK streets, with plastic toys and electronic goods among the most popular purchasesThe online shopping frenzy of the Black Friday weekend will see 82,000 diesel vans and trucks on UK roads, raising concerns of air pollution spikes on residential streets as more than ?7bn of purchases are delivered.In the UK online shoppers are expected to spend up to ?1.35bn today alone, according to analysts at IMRG, the UK's online retail association. Plastic toys, games and electronic goods are among the most sought after items in the biggest weekend of shopping in Britain and the US, with environmentalists and health experts warning that it will add to the mountain of plastic waste and increase air pollution. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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