Convenient, quick, and simple - Amazon shopping has taken hold of society in recent years. With a wide variety of products in every category, it is easy to understand the popularity of the service. But when it comes to making conscious and sustainable purchases, shopping at Amazon is a poor choice. 

In 2019, Amazon was responsible for generating 465 million pounds of plastic waste. Not to mention, Amazon's carbon footprint increased by 15% in 2019, making its total CO2 emissions greater than that of the entire country of Norway. With so many small businesses taking their products online, it can be just as easy to make a simple, fast, and sustainable purchase this holiday season. Read below for sustainable Amazon alternatives for nearly everything.