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Green Logistics by Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing, Sharon Cullinane, Alan McKinnon

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Reducing the environmental impact of warehousing

Clive Marchant

INTRODUCTION

When considering issues of energy intensity, carbon footprints or sustainability within the supply chain, most attention has been given to understanding and mitigating the impact of transportation. By comparison little attention appears to have been given to evaluating the consequences of warehousing within the supply chain. However, like many other areas of business, the opportunity to place a ‘green wash’ on an activity by prefacing that activity with the accolade of ‘green’, ‘eco’ or ‘carbon neutral’ has not been missed and is indeed an increasing feature of ...

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