Delivery Giants Are Finally Shrinking Their Carbon Footprints

A FedEx jet freighter comes in for a landing at Memphis International Airport Photograph by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Shipping millions of packages around the world on airplanes and trucks is a carbon-intensive business that delivery giants such as FedEx and United Parcel Service have struggled to control. In the past, they’ve fallen far short of goals to use more hybrid-electric alternatives (even as FedEx promoted its environmental efforts), as Bloomberg News reported in December.

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