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3 ways to make Christmas shopping greener

Three wishes for a more environmentally friendly Chrimbo

Technology and the web has improved the shopping experience no-end. However, retailers could employ new methods of technology to enhance their green credentials. We look at three ways the web and technology can be used to make retailers more environmentally friendly this Christmas time.

Christmas shopping has certainly been improved no end by the web.

Instead of struglling down a packed high street in the cold, and more often than not rain, fingers breaking under the strain of bags full of gifts, you can cozy up to your PC with a cup of coffee in hand, ready to search for the best deals.

Technological innovations have also made the shopping experience greener, saving retailers (and customers) on paper, ink, petrol ,plastic bags and such.

However, there's still plenty of room for improvement. I've put together the three ways I'd like retailers to implement to make the shopping experience even greener.

These types of changes should translate to cost savings, a reduced carbon footprint, and better customer service for companies. Green has a pleasant tendency to be the gift that keeps on giving.

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See also: PC Advisor Christmas 2009 technology buyers' guide

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