Happy Earth Day from Bluebits Technologies!
Planet Earth, the planet that hosts us, provides for us and gives humans a unified entity. Bluebits Technologies celebrates Earth Day today by showing that we care about our world – one BlueBox installation at a time.
Environmental Impacts of Last-Mile Delivery
According to Statistics Canada, online shopping in Canada reached a record of $3.9 billion in May 2020, which is a more than 110 percent increase since May 2019. University of Waterloo professor Clarence Woudsma says that transportation accounts for about a third of Greenhouse Gas emissions in Canada. This statistic shows us how imperative it is to environmentally contain last-mile delivery, as freight and logistics make up a considerable part of transportation.
How BlueBox is Improving the Environment
BlueBox provides a solution for residents to safely store their delivered packages and allow the flexibility to pick up packages anytime. In addition to these benefits, BlueBox focuses on creating a greener community for the world. Smart lockers have proven to improve communities by:
- Saving 52kg of Carbon Emissions per day
- 16 tons of Carbon Emissions saved per year
- Saving 66% of Last-Mile Delivery Emissions
(Statistics from Smart Locker influence in Europe)
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The adoption of electric vehicles will reduce emissions but will not solve the congestion and noise pollution issues in our cities; the life-long power consumption of electric vehicles also causes new emissions daily. Challenges such as the inefficiency of last-mile delivery and the obsolete infrastructure facility need to be addressed and tackled to sustain a greener environment.
Another change we have observed is how consumers have become increasingly interested in making environmentally friendly decisions. For example, 80% of consumers are trying to reduce their plastic waste, and 50% are willing to pay more for eco-friendly packaging, a definite behavioral shift towards environmental awareness.