It depends on how far away they’re from, but short answer: Yes. When something travels a long distance, its carbon footprint increases, making it less sustainable. The key is to try to purchase goods that are both sustainable/organic and local. Its a hard balance to reach, but it can be done.
Consumers should consider the distance that products travel before they reach their destination. Purchasing a sustainability made product that was manufactured from a far away location does require additional inputs of energy for transportation. It would be best to purchase a sustainability made product from a local source if possible. Purchasing organic products or locally made products, is an issue that has received much debate. One argument that has been made is that if all the money that was spent on organic food went towards purchasing locally produced foods there would be more local organic farms available to people.
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