Even without the pandemic turning the world on its head in 2020, fast courier services are quickly becoming popular for a generation that has become accustomed to instant gratification. In fact, research shows that around 19% of UK-based millennials expect delivery of online purchases to be made within 24 hours or less. On top of this, Covid-19 has seen us rely on food delivery services more than ever, with a projected £11 million being spent on takeaways in 2020 alone. However, the increased demand can lead to devastating effects on the environment. Couriers need larger fleets to be able to keep on top of deliveries, which in turn contributes greater amounts of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. On top of this, a huge amount of waste is produced as a by-product of customer purchases, whether in the form of cardboard boxes or plastic inserts. Now, couriers and businesses alike are starting to rethink how they operate, choosing more eco-friendly approaches where possible. Here, we’ll go through some of the changes businesses are making to reduce their impact on the environment. Low emission couriers According to the Transport for London action plan, as reported by the Standard , freight is […]

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