RE-TURNABLE, RE-USEABLE PACKAGING
There’s no denying we all love online shopping. For the comfort factor of shopping from our beds and trying on at home, or the speed factor that Amazon enables, a few clicks and those essentials will arrive before you even get home.
But we’ve turned a blind eye to the environmental cost that all this packaging creates. About 165 billion packages are shipped in the US each year, with the cardboard used roughly equating to more than 1 billion trees. This traditional packaging is only used once; but as we increasingly become accustomed to reusable grocery bags, and water bottles, why not take the circular approach to packaging and reuse it?
Here, at TRS, we've worked on limiting waste at every stage of your shopping experience.
That’s why we use Repack. Not only does it promote reuse but has a reward model, offering you further incentive to return the packaging, rather than throw it away. And any energy used to return the packaging leaves a smaller environmental impact than creating new.
We’ve also taken into consideration what’s in the package, using no-bleach tissue paper, gum tape with no plastic, and no tags.
How does it work?
RePack is an award-winning, globally unique reusable and returnable packaging service for online retailers and shoppers whereby delivery packages can be conveniently and easily returned, and then reused.
RePack simply replaces single-use delivery packaging. Just fold them down into letter size and drop them into any post box, anywhere in the world, free of charge.
Reused up to 20 times and 80% less CO2
RePack packaging can be used at least 20 times, eliminating packaging waste, and reducing CO2 emissions by up to 80%, when compared to single-use packaging.
How it all started
“First we started as a sustainable design agency in 2011 since all three co-founders had an issue with throw-away culture. Our idea was to combine sustainability analysis with industrial design because we believed that big decisions regarding sustainability were made by designers.
We were working on a project for Finland’s post office, building and designing new load carriers and spent hours and hours in post office logistics centres. There Juha Mäkelä, our Head of Design had something of a revelation. With Finland being the pioneer of the 'bottle returning to reuse' system, why could we not apply the bottle return system to e-commerce too? Over 90% of drinking bottles are returned for reuse - so why couldn't packaging be the same?