Why Choose a Dry Powder Product?

Shipping water-dominant products entails significant environmental consequences, including increased carbon emissions, resource intensity, packaging waste, and exacerbation of water scarcity issues. Choosing dry goods products whenever feasible can help reduce the environmental footprint associated with transportation and packaging.

Environmental Consequences of Shipping Water-Dominant Products:

  1. Increased Carbon Emissions: Shipping water-dominant products, such as beverages or liquid detergents, requires transporting heavy loads with high water content. This leads to higher fuel consumption and carbon emissions compared to shipping dry goods products of equivalent weight.

  2. Resource Intensity: Producing and packaging water-dominant products require significant amounts of water, energy, and materials. Shipping these products further adds to the overall resource intensity of the supply chain, exacerbating environmental impacts.

  3. Packaging Waste: Water-dominant products often require more packaging to prevent leakage and damage during transportation. This results in increased packaging waste, including plastic bottles, cartons, and other single-use containers that contribute to pollution and landfill accumulation.

  4. Water Scarcity: Transporting water-dominant products from water-rich regions to areas experiencing water scarcity exacerbates the imbalance in water distribution and can strain local water resources in both production and consumption regions.

Sources:

  • "The Impact of Food Miles on Carbon Emissions: A Measurement and Policy Issues" by Terry Barker et al. (2008) - Discusses the environmental impact of transporting goods, including water-dominant products.
  • "Packaging, Transport and Logistics: The Environmental Impact of Bottled Water" by Simon Lockrey (2011) - Examines the environmental implications of bottled water production and transportation.

 

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