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Does e-grocery shopping reduce CO 2 emissions for working couples’ travel in England?

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This research provides new evidence about the relationship between online and in-store shopping. This article uses data for England from the UK National Travel Survey (NTS) which covers a full week and also provides information about grocery shopping practices (online and in-store). We examine the effects of online purchases on the grocery shopping practices of working couples and their related CO2 emissions. Our analysis reveals a substitution effect between in-store trips and online shopping combined with home delivery and a 37% reduction in household CO2 emissions for grocery shopping. It appears that buying groceries online combined with a home delivery system makes it possible to significantly cut emissions for grocery shopping trips, or at least to offset the effects of in-store trips by the households with the highest emissions. No rebound effect is observed for other trip motives, i.e. it is not because people make fewer trips for in-store grocery shopping that they make more trips for leisure, personal or other motives.

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hal-03675450 , version 1 (23-05-2022)

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Benjamin Motte-Baumvol, Leslie Belton Chevallier, Olivier Bonin. Does e-grocery shopping reduce CO 2 emissions for working couples’ travel in England?. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 2022, 17 (5), pp.515-526. ⟨10.1080/15568318.2022.2074326⟩. ⟨hal-03675450⟩
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