If you want to make a difference, return items to a store rather than mailing them back. Experts say those products are more likely to go back on a shelf.
In some cases, retailers tell buyers to keep unwanted items rather than send them back. Donating those goods to charity can keep them from going unused.
Even better, Allon says, is to stop and think before shopping online. If we buy only products that we really need or want, we’ll be much less likely to return them.
“Everything boils down to us as consumers at the end,” he says.