The article summarizes the preconditions for the environmental paradigm formation. It has been set up that implementation of the environmental paradigm has been mostly held in sustainable development doctrine that being an economic theory has stimulated the progress of logistics in the direction of "green" logistics. The evolution of the "green" logistics concept has been researched in retrospect. Determinants that will have an impact on its future development have been identified. The development of logistics industry in Ukraine has been analyzed. Particular attention has been concentrated on the transportation segment. The connection between the goods traffic increase and increased pressure on the environment has been set up. Recommendations for reduction of the negative impact of transport logistics systems on the ecosystem have been designed.