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Black Friday will have a black mark to its name if it ignores the climate question

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By Elena Siniscalco If you are walking past a colleague’s desk tomorrow, and their screen is full, not of the task due yesterday, but of Black Friday sales, they are one of the 76 per cent of customers hunting for discount deals. For some, the day of mega sales can be traced back to a Wall Street stock market crash in the second half of the nineteenth century. Others say it was the day when retailers’ accounts finally made it “in the black” and turned a profit. The tradition has stood the test of time, as will the plastic waste, extra emissions, and piles of returns. When people think they can…

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