New research reveals that consolidated deliveries greatly reduce carbon footprints

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With more than 260 million parcels expected to be dispatched by UK retailers during November and December 2016, consumers wanting to reduce their Christmas carbon footprint should choose click and collect over home delivery, according to Doddle.

New research from the click and collect company reveals that if UK consumers opt to have their online Christmas shopping delivered to their homes, a staggering 41,489 vans will be needed on UK roads every day throughout November and December.

The research reveals that click and collect reduces the daily number of vans needed by 78%, to just 9,220. With each delivery van producing approximately 152kg of CO2 per shift, taking 30,000 vans off the road every day is equivalent to planting 12.8 million Christmas trees over the Christmas period.

The removal of so many vans from UK roads is one of the many benefits of consolidated delivery. Based on Doddle’s calculations, it takes 15 minutes to deliver four parcels to individual homes, the same time it takes to deliver 50 parcels to one parcel consolidation point.

Tim Robinson, Doddle CEO, said, “Click and collect is to delivery, what Tesla is to driving. Consumers choosing to click and collect their Christmas orders are choosing the carbon-light delivery option that will help the UK remove more delivery vans from our roads than any other initiative. We’re looking forward to doing our part to make 2016 the greenest Christmas yet.”

November 16, 2016

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