Opt to Act - Simple Action #47: If you don’t need it immediately, consider a slower shipping option.
Join REI in making the fight for a life outdoors part of your life with the Opt to Act Plan - 52 weeks of simple actions to reduce your impact, get active, and leave the world better than you found it. Full details can be found here.
Week 47: If you don’t need it immediately, consider a slower shipping option.
Yes, we all love the convenience of two-day shipping. But the environment may not: Fast, custom deliveries can require vehicles to take inefficient routes, according to a recentCNN Businessreport on the issue, which can lead to heightened fuel emissions. Although it’s hard to be certain that expedited shipping always has a higher carbon footprint, it is often the case, especially for smaller retailers.Innovatorsare working on ways to make shipping more sustainable (think: trucks that can drive in a tight formation and use wind drag, rather than fuel, to move forward). In the meantime, opt for slower shipping options at least once this week.
Take part: Oct. 18–24, 2020
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