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Wholesome Hub to offset pollution caused by shipping

Online organic goods retailer Wholesome Hub has partnered with Greenfleet to offset its carbon emissions from shipping.

The partnership will see Wholesome Hub balance out its carbon footprint from shipping by making monetary contributions to Greenfleet, which will use the funds to plant Australian native trees to offset carbon, promote biodiversity, provide habitat for native wildlife, improve water quality and reduce soil erosion.

“We all love the convenience of online shopping,” Wholesome Hub founder Sandy Abram said.

“However, this convenience comes at an expense to our environment with shipping orders around Australia using energy and creating carbon emissions.

“This new initiative comes at no extra cost to our customers. In fact, the cost is so viable we hope it will inspire other Australian online retailers to follow in our footsteps and consider taking action.”

Greenfleet is a non-profit organisation that serves as a carbon offset provider for thousands of organisations across Australia and New Zealand, and has planted more than 9.2 million native trees since it launched in 1997.

According to the Climate Council Australia, transport is Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution, and represents 18 per cent of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas pollution.

Wholesome Hub’s announcement was made on World Turtle Day in recognition of the impact climate change is having on the turtle species, marine environment, and planet.

“This is just one step of many we’ve made and will continue to make as we look deeper into our impact on the environment,” Abram said.

“We intend to seek out other opportunities and ways of working with industry leaders to make long term change.”

Abram was recently named number 19 in Internet Retailing’s Top 50 People in E-Commerce 2019 report. You can download the report here.

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