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RePack is a Concept That Helps Online Retailers Reduce Waste

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Jul 15, 2014 • References: dezeen and designtaxi
RePack is a concept packaging system designed by Yu-Chang Chou, a Royal College of Art graduate who came up with a way for consumers and Internet retailers to work together to cut down on packaging waste.

Cardboard is a pretty good material for shipping and recycling already, but there are lots of other materials like peanuts, styrofoam and plastic bags that also get mixed up in the process as well. When making an online purchase, consumers would be able to opt-in to receive the special RePack packaging. After an item is shipped as usual, the only extra step is to ship the RePack materials back to a central address and receive a refund for helping to reduce waste. Chou imagines that national postage systems could also partake in reselling and distributing the bags.