InPost: committed to providing consumers with real-time information about air quality
InPost has expanded its network of automated parcel machines (APMss) in Poland to 15,000. A number of the new parcel lockers will be installed with sensors to monitor air quality via the Inpost Mobile app.
As part of InPost’s Green City programme, the first air quality sensors will be rolled out on 20 October in participating cities. The locations of these sensors will be chosen following input from local governments and residents.
“It’s no surprise that 77% of online shoppers are now choosing our Parcel Lockers,” said InPost Founder and CEO Rafał Brzoska. “We want all of our users, whether they’re residents of big cities, small towns or villages like Czarna Górna, to have one of our APMs nearby. In addition to offering the most environmentally-friendly delivery service, we’re committed to providing consumers with real-time information about air quality in the cities where they live.”
As previously announced, InPost also plans to roll out new APMs powered by solar energy. These new APMs will be surrounded by anti-smog paving stones.
Research by InPost shows deliveries to lockers reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 75% compared to home delivery, by significantly reducing the number of cars on the road. In 2020 alone, use of InPost APM saved more than 180,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
“As the network of sensors becomes denser, we will be able to make increasingly accurate air quality measurements meaning we can monitor changes in real time,” Brzoska said. “The sensors mainly measure PM10 and PM2.5 particles, however some will also measure nitrogen dioxide and ozone concentrations. Following the installation of these sensors, consumers using the InPost Mobile App will have the ability to monitor temperature, air pressure and humidity.”