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Effects of online retailing on carbon emissions

A comparative analysis of carbon emissions from online retailing of fast moving consumer goods
Paper

Van Loon, P., Deketele, L., Dewaele, J., McKinnon, A.C. and Rutherford, C., Journal of Cleaner Production, 106, 478-486 (2014)

Online retailing can lower the environmental impact of shopping under specific circumstances. As a result of the numerous variables involved, most of the studies that have compared the carbon footprints of online and conventional retailing only take a partial view. To make a more holistic assessment, this study develops a ... ...

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The Growth of Online Retailing: a Review of its Carbon Impacts
Paper

Van Loon, Patricia, Alan C. McKinnon, Lieven Deketele and Joost Dewaele, Carbon Management, 5, 3, 285-292 (2014)

This paper examines the carbon impact of online retailing and compares it with that of conventional retailing. It discusses the effect of varying the scope of the calculation, the system boundaries and the underlying assumptions. While most of the carbon emissions come from the last-mile delivery, this is also the ... ...

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Comparative carbon auditing of conventional and online retail supply chains: a review of methodological issues
Paper

Edwards, J.B., McKinnon, A.C. and Cullinane. S., Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 16, 1, 57-63 (2011)

This paper breaks online and conventional retail supply chains into several nodes and links to assess their relative environmental impacts. It highlights some of the difficulties in establishing a robust methodology for comparing the carbon footprints of online and conventional retailing, mainly associated with boundary issues, utilisation factors and carbon allocation. ...

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The CO2 Benefits of Using Collection / Delivery Points for Failed Home Deliveries
Paper

Edwards, J., McKinnon, A., Cherrett, T., McLeod, F. and Song, L., Transportation Research Record, 10, 1901, 136-143 (2010)

Unlike much of the previous research on this topic, which assesses the economic consequences of failed deliveries to the home, this study examines the issue of failed delivery from a carbon-auditing perspective. It considers the potential environmental savings from the use of alternative forms of collection and delivery over traditional delivery methods for failed home deliveries. ...

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Comparative Analysis of the Carbon Footprints of Conventional and Online Retailing: A 'Last Mile' Perspective
Paper

Edwards, J.B. and McKinnon, A.C., International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 40, 1 (2010)

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Comparative Analysis of the Carbon Footprints of Conventional and Online Retailing: A 'Last Mile' Perspective
Study

Edwards, J.B. and McKinnon, A.C., International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 40, 1 (2010)

This paper compares the carbon intensity of “last mile” deliveries (i.e. deliveries of goods from local depots to the home) and personal shopping trips. Several last mile scenarios are constructed for the purchase of small, non‐food items, such as books, CDs, clothing, cameras and household items. ...

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Shopping trip or home delivery - which has the smaller carbon footprint?
Article

Edwards, J.B. and McKinnon, A.C., Logistics and Transport Focus, July (2009)

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