THE ECOMM-ECO PROBLEM

E-commerce in Singapore is booming, with over 200,000 e-commerce parcels delivered daily in the country. Further accelerated by Covid-19, the sector is projected to grow by nearly 50% by 2025.But packaging required for e-commerce delivery is not environmentally friendly and the waste it creates is likely to increase in the next few years.

E-commerce packaging compounds Singapore’s waste problem as it contributes to about 2–3% of overall household packaging waste currently, a figure that could double by 2025.

DRIVING THE CHANGE TOGETHER

In a study done by Accenture and WWF-Singapore, consumers expressed their desire for greener and less packaging in e-commerce, followed closely by larger selections of sustainable choices and recyclable packaging.

For reusable e-commerce packaging to be environmentally sustainable, it must be reused a number of times. Customers play a pivotal role in making this a reality. Every time customers return a reusable packaging, we are avoiding the use of new resources for the manufacturing of single-use packaging, thus saving up to 2 kg of CO 2 for each kilogram of virgin material.

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