PostNL helps e-shops with the reduction of the amount of air in their parcels, so as to lower the impact of CO2 per parcel.


As a logistics service provider, PostNL is aware of the impact it has on the environment, which is why it is working with employees, customers, partners and suppliers to make the supply chain more sustainable. This will help achieve the company’s goal of becoming an emission-free last-mile delivery service provider in the Benelux by 2030. One of the initiatives is to reduce the amount of air in parcels. On average, parcels contain 50% of air. PostNL advises e-shops on how to pack more efficiently. In June, the company launched a marketing campaign to raise awareness regarding the amount of air in parcels. PostNL also has a large number of packaging products available in post offices, which makes it relatively easy to pack more efficiently.


Several clients reduced the amount of air in their parcels: Shoppartners reduced the amount of air by 27%, the equivalent of two million liters of air. Megekko reduced 20% of air in their parcels and also use 20% less packaging air bags