11 Oct '11, 3pm

What's greener? Shopping online or going to the store? #susty #logistics #supplychain #green

What's greener? Shopping online or going to the store? #susty #logistics #supplychain #green

Of course, your mileage may vary as the EPA ads like to say. Obviously, if the store is just around the corner from you and you can walk there, you will use less energy (take note urban planners). But the CM study found that the average shopper drives 14 miles round trip, in an average car, every time they go shopping. They pick up and average of three items while they are out there. If you crunch the numbers as they have, you’ll find that the delivery truck, despite its larger body and engine, uses less fuel per package, because it delivers so many packages in a relatively small area. In fact, chances are the truck will be going right down your street, or at least close by, anyway. See chart below from the Carnegie Mellon study

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/greener-shipping-onli...

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