This is a big milestone for us. BSR and the Carbon Trust helped us develop the methodology and we worked with peers and other carbon experts to stress-test it. It’s been exciting to put the methodology to the test with an innovative company like RM2. We’ve been able to measure carbon savings that their product – a reusable replacement for the old wooden shipping pallet – is able to achieve using AT&T’s LTE-M technology. In fact, we found that AT&T connectivity enables the potential to avoid 640 metric tons of CO2 (the equivalent to 72,000 gallons of gas) for every 1 million pallet trips. Imagine if, of the 10 billion pallets moving around the world today, just 5% switched to these reusable BLOCKPal, connected pallets. This transition would drive a reduction of 7.3 million metric tons of CO2 – or 818 million gallons of gasoline!1
We’re just at the beginning of this journey, so please follow along on our webpage. Stay tuned for continued updates on our progress as we develop more customer case studies and update our progress toward our goal.
1 500 million pallets / 4,400 wood pallets required to take 100K trips * 64 mtons CO2e saved fro each 100K trips with connected, reusable pallet = 7.3 million mtons CO2e. 818 million gallonscalculated by EPA GHG Emissions Calculator. https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator