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Create a small container standard for online shops

Posted by: George Fankhauser

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By creating a standard format of small packages and durable packaging we could reduce plastic and cardboard waste. As a lot of items are returned anyway this could be attractive to e-retailers.

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AJ Kennedy

Thanks for the idea George. Package standards for what types of products?

George Fankhauser

AJ, typical consumer from clothes and shoes to books would fit in. From an economic perspective a cardboard sleeve is hard to beat in cost but even cardboard can be engineered into solid, reusable packaging. Here in Europe we have a few retailers with Z in the brand name who will scrap perfectly functional boxes when returned...

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