E-commerce is reducing the carbon footprint of retail, according to a study

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2021. 01. 22. 11:20
Online shopping has an average of 36 percent lower CO2 emissions, compared to traditional commerce – Prologis, an industrial and logistics real estate company drew attention to a recent study.

In more than 75 percent of the baseline cases examined by the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab, e-commerce proved to be the more sustainable solution.
Delivering goods on an optimal route reduces transportation-related emissions by almost 90 percent, the study finds. Most of the emissions associated with traditional trade come from the transport of goods, and this is two and a half times the carbon footprint from packaging, from which most of the CO2 emissions from e-commerce come. (MTI)

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