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Old 30th Jun 2020, 17:50
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Midwest US
Age: 64
Posts: 62
I'm not at all sure that there is any environmental benefit to curtailing home delivery over purchase at brick-and-mortar stores. In any case, the item is going to be shipped from the point of manufacture to the buyer's home. I suspect that the shipping from factory to warehouse or store uses a similar amount of energy, and the 'last mile' from store or warehouse to home is more likely to be at a lower energy cost per unit using a delivery truck on a planned and optimized route than the consumer making a trip in their own vehicle to retrieve the item from the store.
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