Vifiro also works towards a greener tomorrow
At the heart of Vifiro’s mission is making the world a greener place, let’s make the world
Research has shown that the delivery of an order results in the emission of 0.9 kgs of CO2. A return shipment emits 0.75 kgs of CO2. The return shipment therefore causes a total emission of 1.65 kgs of CO2. However, we assume that the recipient is at home at the time of the first delivery. If this is not the case, returning the product can lead to a total emission of 2.55 kgs of CO2.
(Source: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Eurostad, McKinsey)
To make these numbers a little more tangible:
The production of a kilogram of paper has an average emission of 500 grams of CO2. One kilo of paper is equal to 200 sheets of A4 paper, assuming that one sheet weighs 5 grams. If the recipient is at home for the first delivery and returns the product, his or her footprint is equal to the emissions from the manufacturing of 330 sheets of paper. If the recipient is not at home for the first delivery but is at home for the second, the carbon emissions realised are equivalent to the production of 510 sheets of paper.
These figures are confronting, especially when we realise that the emissions of a return shipment is unnecessary when clothing can be tried on and visualised online, because clothes that don’t fit or match expectations are the main reasons for returns.
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