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Sustainability and Logistics: Greening the Supply Chain

Quick delivery also means focusing on making the last mile as Earth-friendly as possible.

"Sustainable logistics is simple: get the package from its origin to its destination without having a negative impact on the environment or the communities we serve," Ian Gardner, CEO of GoFor, told the E-Commerce Times.

"This means approaching the last-mile delivery and fulfillment process from a sustainable perspective on all fronts -- converting the entire fleet to electric vehicles, making those vehicles and drivers more efficient, and introducing packaging and materials that produce less waste and can be reused or recycled," he stated.

Shoppers, while wanting goods delivered quickly, have also become conscious of the need for making those deliveries more sustainable, and that consumer consciousness is shaping how the logistics industry operates.

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