Cautionary tale this holiday season: Fast shipping may contribute to climate change

Leslie Albrecht
Cautionary tale this holiday season: Fast shipping may contribute to climate change

Amazon has streamlined online shopping so much that most of us think nothing of clicking “buy now” and finding a package on our doorstep before we’ve eaten the next day’s dinner. It recently expanded same-day delivery for Prime members for the holiday shopping season, and just rolled out free grocery delivery with a one-hour delivery window in most cities. “There’s definitely the potential for delivery services to be an environmental asset,” said Anne Goodchild, director of the University of Washington’s Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center.