Cllr Wesley Harcourt standing behind a Parcels not Pollution branded e-cargobike

Pollution-busting courier service celebrates its 2,000th delivery

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Image captionParcels not Pollution has delivered its 2000th parcel and won an environmental award in the same week. Pictured: Cllr Wesley Harcourt

The project partner behind H&F’s ground-breaking Parcels not Pollution delivery service has been honoured with an award for its contribution to supporting the environment.

The award to e-cargobikes.com comes as the scheme delivered its 2,000th parcel in H&F.

Parcels not Pollution removes polluting van journeys from our streets by using an electric cargo bike for deliveries across the borough and launched nine months ago.

The popular zero-emissions service has been adopted by numerous businesses as part of the council’s ambition for the borough to be net carbon zero by 2030.

E-cargobike and rider moving along the road in from of Hammersmith tube station
Image caption: A zero-emission e-cargobike passes in front of Hammersmith tube station

“We’re absolutely delighted that Parcels not Pollution has been so quickly adopted by so many businesses who clearly share our desire for cleaner air in H&F,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment.

“It’s the one of the simplest ways any local business can make a real change to reduce their carbon footprint – something we all need to consider if we to successfully tackle the climate and ecological emergency.”

The scheme is free to use, businesses simply sign-up and the rest is taken care of.

How can it help me?

Whether you’re a pharmacy sending medication, or a cafe delivering lunch orders to the many folk working from home, our riders can relieve that pressure and allow you to focus on your business.

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Expanding and multi-purpose

Since its launch in September last year, Parcels not Pollution has grown from serving Hammersmith town centre, to expanding into Shepherds Bush and Fulham too.

As well as delivering parcels, the council uses the service to deliver recycling bags to residents and to collect air quality monitoring tubes from across the borough. So the service already has proven to be incredibly versatile.

E-cargobike and rider passing in front of Hammersmith's iconic The Ark building
Image caption: A Parcels not Pollution e-cargobike passes The Ark on Talgarth Road, Hammersmith

Delivering during COVID-19 crisis

During the coronavirus crisis, Parcels not Pollution has been a service of choice for those still needing to deliver parcels in H&F during the lockdown.

The service has even been working alongside H&F CAN to deliver food parcels to at-risk residents across the borough. In the last three months, our riders have made 1,000 deliveries.

Award-winning service

The Parcels not Pollution service is a zero-emissions delivery service funded by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, in partnership with Hammersmith BID and Transport for London.

Supplier e-cargobikes.com has this week been awarded the ‘Clean Air in Towns and Cities’ award from the Ashden Awards, which recognises organisations making innovations to help tackle the climate crisis.

Parcels not Pollution delivers between the hours of 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

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