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Dreaming of a waste-free Christmas

Tis’ the season for giving … and returns. With so much e-commerce going back to retailers and often to landfill, we take a look at waste, returns and recycling in this week’s 10 things.

Ikea teams up with Optoro to reduce reverse logistics waste. [Supply Chain Dive]

What Retailers Like Amazon Do With Unsold Inventory. [CNBC]

ASOS to trial reusable mailing bags in 2020 in a bid to swerve plastic pollution. [Evening Standard]

Why Your Amazon Purchase Could Come From the Garbage. [WSJ]

McDonald's is teaming up with Ford to recycle coffee residue into car parts. [Business Insider]

The sustainable packaging landscape: A decade in review. [Packaging Digest]

Can we overcome the curse of the single-use sachet? [Financial Times]

Can old fridges be recycled to make new ones? [BBC]

Where Our Smartphones Go When They Die. [Vice]

Biodegradable packaging made from banana waste. [Food and Drink International]

To understand returns and reverse logistics attend the session on just this subject at the Retail Supply Chain: USA.

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