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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.