Pargo sets the standard for eco-friendly deliveries
Modern consumers value sustainability. As a result, they want to buy from businesses and use services that align with these values.
Within the realm of sustainability, various attributes come into play as consumers navigate purchase choices. These include packaging materials, environmental consequences, and recycling.
The country with the highest number of consumers emphasising sustainability in the MEA region is South Africa (81%) according to the 2023 NielsonIQ Sustainability Report.
South African consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious with their purchases and are choosing to support greener initiatives.
The logistics industry, therefore, must continue to evolve toward more conscious production and consumption practices, while still providing faster and simpler delivery services to consumers.
While South Africans may care about sustainability, only 7% of South Africans are estimated to recycle single-use plastic bags.
Pargo aligns with eco-conscious consumers through the introduction of its eco mailing bags. These paper mailing bags are designed to do the same job as their plastic counterparts, but they have a unique benefit — they are biodegradable, bringing much needed environmental sustainability to the last-mile leg of deliveries in South Africa. The bags also use water-based inks and glues to lessen their environmental impact.
Online shopping with Click & Collect as a delivery method is also better for the environment as a single delivery van with consolidated parcels replaces multiple car trips by individuals to stores and shopping malls.
As a result, there is a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions: One van delivering 100 parcels to a designated Pargo Point is much more efficient than one van delivering 100 parcels to 100 different home delivery addresses.
Click & Collect is not just convenient for consumers but emissions are instantly reduced- a win for the environment and sustainably conscious consumers.