Radio Flyer Moves to Carbon Neutral Shipping on Website Purchases

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Radio Flyer Moves to Carbon Neutral Shipping on Website Purchases

February 07, 2020
posted by Mindy Schanzle

 

 

At Radio Flyer, we love the outdoors and want to preserve the environment for future generations of trike pedallers and wagoneers. We are excited to announce Radio Flyer has committed to carbon neutral shipping for all products sold on radioflyer.com! This is a huge step toward a healthier future for our children. Every time you purchase an item from Radio Flyer, we will offset 100% of carbon emissions from shipping.

This means that for every ton of carbon (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere because we ship a product to you, an equivalent amount of CO2 is removed from the atmosphere through a verified emission reduction project.

 

“Committing to carbon neutral shipping is a big step in our sustainability journey. Radio Flyer is excited about this new initiative as it will allow us to continue providing a convenient online shopping experience, without the harmful impact on our environment.”

– Jenna Boyle, Sustainability Engineer

 

Here are some FAQs (and answers!) on carbon neutral shipping and carbon offsets:

 

What does “carbon neutral” mean?                 

Every time we ship our products they are transported via truck, rail, air or ocean. All of these modes of transportation burn some type of fuel or gasoline to run, and the burning of that oil/gasoline emits CO2 into the atmosphere. We are working with UPS to measure and track the total amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere as a result of shipping our products, and then we are purchasing “verified carbon offsets” equal to the amount of CO2 we emitted. So, if we emit 200 tons of CO2, we would buy carbon offsets equal to 200 tons – making the process “carbon neutral”.

 

Will there be an additional cost to me?

No, there is no additional cost for customers. You simply get the added benefit of knowing that when we ship your online order, the final result is zero CO2 added to the atmosphere!

 

Why is this important?

Radio Flyer is committed to making the world a healthier place for new generations. As we look into the future, we want to see a place with more trees to play under and cleaner skies for our kids.  

 

What other sustainability initiatives does Radio Flyer participate in?

The Radio Flyer HQ was awarded a LEED Platinum rating for features like geo-thermal heating. Read our full list of environmental performance initiatives.

 

To learn more about this initiative and other ways Radio Flyer puts sustainability top of mind, check out our sustainability page.