By GreenCompany | July 9, 2010
Shipping items anywhere has always been a concern for the greenhouse gases they produce in the manufacture of the boxing materials and actual transport of the items. Most consumers choose one of large shipping companies to handle their product shipping needs and now UPS Canada is offering Canadian consumers a new carbon neutral shipping option.
Eco-conscious consumers can take advantage of this offer but at the present time will have to pay more for the option. This is disappointing as it will obviously lesson the numbers of people taking advantage of the option due to monetary restraints. UPS and other shipping companies should be doing this as standard practice – maybe for the future we hope.
UPS as the largest small package shipping company in North America, will allow their customers to neutralize their package shipments by calculating the overall carbon impact and then they will purchase carbon offsets on the customer’s behalf. UPS has thus far pledged to match offset purchases to the tune of $1 million for 2010.