A 64% increase in online shopping over 2020 and 2021, according to ibisWorld has a flow-on effect, increasing parcel delivery volume.

This increase matches data from Australia’s leading agnostic parcel collection network, Hubbed, which experienced a 47% increase in parcel deliveries through its network in the same two-year period, revealing the impact online shopping has not only on associated industries such as delivery and logistics, but the associated effect on the environment.

Hubbed’s alternative delivery options, reduce carrier costs due to more efficient deliveries, increase foot traffic for Out of Home (OOH) partners, and reduce last mile carbon emissions by almost 50%.

“Increased parcel delivery volume has stretched the courier and post industry, but also impacted the environment. With parcel delivery volume increasing, there is an undeniable environmental impact. More parcels mean more couriers on the road making more stops,” Hubbed CEO, David McLean said.

Hubbed, which is certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute, reveals that for every kilometre of courier service using Hubbed’s Pick-Up and Drop-Off (PUDO) network, there is an estimated reduction in carbon emissions of .47kg tC002 – an approximate emission reduction of 50%.

“Essentially, delivering more parcels at one location, instead of multiple individual stops as occurs with home delivery, helps reduce emissions,” McLean said.