We all want fast delivery these days, with companies like Amazon offering deliveries that can be made in the next day or two. This is great because we hate the wait time involved. In the past customers would wait a week or maybe even two before their products arrived. Not anymore.
However, it looks like fast deliveries could be causing a problem. According to a recent study, offering up faster delivery options could be doing harm to the environment. The study found that the amount of CO2 emissions have been up and that they think that faster delivery services offered by FedEx, UPS, USPS, Amazon, Walmart, and others might be to blame.
In the past, deliveries took so long because companies would usually accumulate a bunch of orders before sending them out. This was done to cut the costs of shipping, but with customers now willing to pay more for speedier options, shipping is done more frequently and thus increasing the number of CO2 emissions in the process.
Some shipping services are looking to do their part for the environment as well. Companies like UPS are looking to convert their diesel-powered trucks into electric ones, which in turn will help reduce CO2 emissions down the road.