Oversized Packaging Sees ‘85 million m3’ of Air Shipped to UK Homes Annually

New research from international packaging company DS Smith has found that 85 million cubic metres (m3) of air are shipped to UK homes each year, as a result of unnecessary packaging.

Across industries, increased prices of raw materials have led to oversized boxes containing excess material which have ‘nearly five million unnecessary delivery journeys’ and the release of ‘6,071 tonnes of potentially avoidable CO2’, the business said.

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