Black Friday: What impact will your shop have on the environment?

A new study claims more than 380k tonnes of carbon is set to be emitted from deliveries for Black Friday shoppers next week – but are people becoming more aware of their impacts?

More than 4,000 parcels shipped each second in 2020

During the pandemic, the global number of deliveries exceeded 131 billion – a 27% increase from 2019

Low emission package delivery pilot launches in York

Ultra-low emission vehicles and e-cargo bikes could be used for first- and last-mile deliveries around the city to address air quality, emissions and congestion

Blenheim Palace to open transport hub to slash emissions

The move is expected to benefit the environment, improve air quality and reduce potential damage to the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Amazon unboxes new service to reduce packaging and emissions

It is part of the company’s ‘Shipment Zero’ ambition to make all deliveries net zero carbon