Working towards a future of smarter buys and zero emissions
Google Shopping is committed to helping you make eco-conscious decisions while reducing the toll of packaging and shipping on our planet. Read about some of our efforts below.
1. Low-impact shipping
Transportation -- including delivery vehicles bringing packages to your doorstep -- is the top producer of carbon dioxide emissions in the US.
When you buy on Google, we offset carbon emissions generated from shipping your order to you. This means that for every metric ton of carbon dioxide emitted, we fund external projects that reduce the same amount of emissions. Among these projects is the capturing of methane gas generated from landfill waste. We’ve been offsetting emissions since October 2019.
Read more about Google’s sustainability efforts.
2. Filter for things you care about
Looking for lip balm or shampoo that’s made of organic ingredients or without animal testing? When you search Google Shopping, just apply the “organic” or “cruelty-free” filters to narrow down your results. You can also look for the green leaf icon on a product’s details page.
3. Zero-plastic packaging
Today only 9% of plastic produced is actually recycled, with the vast majority simply tossed or piling up in landfills. In addition, 40% of all plastic produced goes into single-use packaging.
In an effort to lower the amount of plastic used in shipments, we’ve made ecological packaging by The Sustainable Suite available to both stores and customers on Google Shopping.