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  • Maëlle Chetal Gaillard

Last-mile delivery to local outlets cuts greenhouse gas emissions by a third

Eco CO2 has published its latest study on out-of-home delivery. It shows that local delivery requires on average 5.3 times fewer vehicles than home delivery, which is good for the environment!

The study carried out by Eco CO2 highlights the benefits of the out-of-home delivery model and takes into account the impact of people travelling to pick up or send their parcels.

A greener delivery method

The e-commerce sector has grown rapidly over the years, generating sales of €146.9 billion in France last year, an increase of 13.8% in one year. Its carbon footprint is therefore becoming a key concern, with goods transport accounting for 8% of greenhouse gas emissions in France, according to the study. Eco CO2 notes that an order placed online and delivered to the home generates an average of 374g of CO2, compared with 287g for a parcel sent to lockers and relay points.

The need for consumer commitment

The June 2022 OpinionWay survey for Mondial Relay, on which the Eco CO2 report is based, shows that 9 out of 10 people make no diversions or less than one kilometre on average to collect or send a parcel. Two-thirds of consumers surveyed said that they walk 15 minutes from home to the nearest point. These journeys even seem to be optimised, since almost a quarter of them (22%) are made in order to drop off and/or collect several parcels.

Method :

Bibliographical study, Mondial Relay data on transport and delivery from its collection points, and survey "Delivery habits of private individuals", conducted by OpinionWay in June 2022 among more than 4,000 people who use or name Mondial Relay.

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