At the end of the year, the parcel logistics chain is overheating due to the explosion in the number of purchases on e-commerce sites and shipments between individuals. So many shipments (1) that have a significant environmental impact, most of which is generated by the transport of goods by truck over long distances and by final delivery to the home.
The consumer can help reduce these flows. For example by making several orders at once on the same site, or even by partnering with relatives for a group order. Likewise, we can avoid multiplying truck trips by not abusing the return facilities, often free, to order many items ” just to see With the certainty of returning them afterwards.
In the event of home delivery, the most precise information possible must be given so as not to force the delivery person to return. The option of a relay point or a locker to collect the packages makes it possible to group deliveries to a limited number of places.
Also pay attention to the packaging that this trade generates: 137,000 tonnes of it ended up in our bins in 2018. However, only 64% of cardboard packaging is recycled today in France, and 28% of plastic packaging. Colissimo (La Poste parcels delivered in 48 hours) offers pre-franked pouches, reusable twice thanks to a double adhesive strip. Please note: only the price of the first shipment is included. The recipient who wants to reuse the sleeve will therefore have to stamp it. You can find these pockets in the main post offices or on the website ” laposte.fr »At a price of 8.50 € for a shipment up to 1 kg.
Colissimo also offers electronic merchants reusable pouches more than 100 times, developed by the Norman start-up Hipli. Once the package has been received, the individual simply has to fold the Hipli envelope, insert it in a pre-stamped pouch attached to it, then slip it into a letterbox so that it can be returned to the start-up. Cleaned and disinfected, the envelope is again supplied to electronic traders.
It is up to each of them to offer this solution or not to their customers and to decide whether they charge for the service or pay for it. On average, voluntary customers are charged an additional cost of 1 euro on their order.