bpost has reduced urban air emissions of their mail delivery services by 97% in their project city of Medellin.
The Eco Zone Concept project changed its delivery mode from diesel vans to electric vehicles and bicycles. They also added a dense network of parcel pickup and dropoff points. Their pickup and dropoff network was designed with sustainability and flexibility as the ultimate guiding principle.
Every person can start a pot of coffee, walk or bike to their parcel point and, when they return, their coffee will still be hot - with no vehicle emissions necessary. This has created an organic, easy way for the organization and the people they serve to reduce their carbon footprints.
Gregory Perez, Urban Logistics Project Manager at bpost, and Anna Keim, Senior Consultant at Miebach, join the podcast to discuss the project and the future of urban sustainability.