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There remain huge opportunities to increase the efficiency of urban logistics, especially in regard to the field of business-to-consumer last mile deliveries, argues this post. “Urban mining”, a new phrase to The Loadstar’s ears at least, is based on the concept that e-commerce delivery firms should look to offer backhaul freight services, carrying recyclable materials out of consumers’ homes and city centres to the sort urban freight hubs pioneered during the London Olympics. It’s a neat idea.

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