Food Logistics: Coronavirus Led to Lower Air Pollution. How Should We Respond?

All around the world, something interesting has happened this year: The air has gotten cleaner.

A decrease in travel on the roads and in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to improved air quality. One example is notoriously smoggy Los Angeles, which in April experienced its longest stretch of good air quality days since 1995.

What does this mean for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain? The improved air quality has generated a lot of coverage in local, national, and international media outlets. Also adding to the public awareness is that many people have been spending more time outside for recreational activities.

This may be causing a shift in expectations for air quality among the general public, both locally with respect to pollution like particulates and smog and globally with respect to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

With transportation being the leading cause of GHG emissions in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, fleets and the companies that hire them can do their part by reducing their emissions with cleaner alternatives to petroleum diesel.

With the right fuel, fleets can make the switch easily and start reducing all of their harmful emissions immediately.

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