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Initial parcel locker roll out complete

Initial parcel locker rollout complete

03 August 2022
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Amazon lockers in car park

An initial roll out of InPost and Amazon parcel lockers in Wokingham Borough Council car parks across the borough is now complete, aiming to reduce the amount of carbon emissions from “last mile” deliveries.


Studies show that buyers visiting lockers to pick up their packages generates far less carbon dioxide than last mile deliveries, which are the final journey from a distribution centre to the customer’s doorstep.


Studies carried out by Last Mile Experts show that an InPost parcel locker can generate 66 per cent less carbon dioxide than delivering a parcel directly in urban areas, and 90 per cent less in rural areas. Each reduces CO2 by 14 tonnes annually, equivalent to 2,000 trees converting CO2 into oxygen or driving 35,000 fewer miles in an average petrol car.


Locations include council owned car parks in Rose Street in Wokingham and Station Road in Earley, as well as supermarkets and other businesses in towns and villages across the borough. There are plans for six more installations during August.


Individual changes lead to larger collective outcome


“We want to be able to empower more people to make environmentally sound choices. The CO2 savings from just one parcel locker is evidence of how the changes that we all make as individuals contributes to a much larger outcome collectively”, said Councillor Paul Fishwick, executive member for active travel, transport and highways.


“The locations of the lockers have been strategically chosen to make them accessible for people whilst out and about, or within walking and cycling distance, meaning shoppers don’t need to use a car to collect their packages.”


Find your nearest locker


To find your nearest locker, you can search online by town, postcode or pinning your location.


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