This issue is not necessarily a secret; there are many articles about it in the popular and business press. One recent article that addresses the environmental downsides of the growth in ecommerce and logistics and also talks a bit about the labor issues is at Buzzfeed, Warehouse Empire, with the following subtitle:
Behind the largest undercover bribe the FBI ever paid to a public official is the story of how our whole consumer economy has been transformed, bringing lung-stunting pollution and, in some cases, political corruption.It's a fascinating read. Personally, I'm not as against the logistics industry as this article is; after all I teach a class called Logistics. Nevertheless, these are issues that I think deserve more attention and consideration, from customers and managers in these fields.
Hat tip to Longform for the article.