How Hubbed has cut CO2 emissions
The increase in delivery activities from the e-commerce boom has been reported to result in the rise in emissions in the environment, according to parcel collection network Hubbed.
The company saw a 47 per cent increase in parcel deliveries through its network in 2020 and 2021 as online shopping soared during Covid-19, which resulted in higher carrier carbon emissions. Hubbed, certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute, said that parcel delivery to its collection points reduces carrier’s carbon emissions by .47kg tC002 per kilometre, equivalent to 50 per cent.
“With parcel delivery volume increasing, there is an undeniable environmental impact,” said David McLean, CEO at Hubbed. “More parcels mean more couriers on the road making more stops.”
“Essentially, delivering more parcels at one location, instead of multiple individual stops as occurs with home delivery, helps reduce emissions,” added McLean.
According to the company’s latest data, 86 per cent of respondents want more retailers to deliver parcels to local collection points to help reduce carbon emissions, while more than 70 per cent of those surveyed would prefer to pick up parcels from collection points outside of regular Monday-Friday business hours.
Launch in 2014, Hubbed has a network of more than 2000 pick-up and drop-off locations in Australia, connecting with leading platforms including Shopify and Magento.