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Can't wait two whole days for that bacon scented fake mustache? Need that Nicolas Cage sequin pillowcase before the weekend's over? Amazon's push for one day Prime shipping means an uptick in planes, trains and automobiles, all adding pollutants to the air, congestion to roadways, and excess packaging to landfills. But, hey, in a mere 24 hours you can have that Cher wig for your dog that he's been begging you for.
At Junket, we're going against the new norm of instant gratification: we ship exclusively via ground transit even when it's more costly to do so. Why? Because putting orders on an airplane generates roughly 10x more carbon dioxide emissions than putting the same items on a truck. For similar reasons, every order arrives in secondhand packaging -- because the most sustainable materials possible are the ones that already exist.
How free one-day shipping is heating up the planet
Amazon Prime Day highlights how multiple, nearly instantaneous deliveries lead to a rise in overall emissions ... See MoreSee Less