There are many good examples of how packaging can be produced so it pollutes less, but like with straws and all sorts of other services, disposable products are just not the right solution. The environment is unnecessarily burdened every time new packaging is produced. The RE-ZIP packaging is produced with care for both the environment, people and animals, and they can be used around 30 times. – thereby saving the eviroment for 29 fewer packages being produced just to be thrown away after one single use.
RE-ZIP originates from a concept that we in Denmark have been familiar with since 1942, which is the predecessor to the current deposit system for bottles. RE-ZIP’s circular packaging can similarly be reused several times, with customers returning them, by simply throwing it through the letter slot in one of the many red mailboxes around Denmark or at the post office.
There is a massive environmental benefit to circular packaging as it can be used over and over again. Below you can see why circular packaging is so much better than the second-best alternative, namely disposable packaging made from recycled cardboard.
This used to be the best solution, but the use-and-throw-away principle will never be sustainable because large amounts of oil and electricity are used when waste is to be collected, treated, and transported between the many plants, which first extract and refine the raw material, and then produce new packaging. When you see the full picture, it is clear why circular packaging is the future.
RE-ZIP wants to do its part in achieving the UN’s SDG goals. Of the 17 goals set by the UN, RE-ZIP contributes to 2 of them. For a detailed insight, please see the text below.
RE-ZIP has developed its own infrastructure and software that upholds it, which is simple and economically accessible, so that small, as well as large companies, have the opportunity to offer their customers a sustainable and circular shipment.Also,
RE-ZIP entered into a partnership with PostNord in November 2019, which means that the RE-ZIP packaging is now available in approx. 200 selected post offices. Thus, circular shipping is not reserved for webshops but is made available to private consumers, who want to make a difference for the environment.
From the beginning, RE-ZIP’s primary purpose has been to create an alternative to disposable packaging and contribute to sustainable e-commerce, without being waste is either not recycled or must go through a CO2-heavy process before it can be used again.
With just 10 circulations, CO2 emissions are reduced by 88 % compared to disposable packaging, which is why recyclability is the basic idea behind RE-ZIP. The vast majority of RE-ZIPs ends up being used over 30 times before finally returning to the RE-ZIP warehouse, where they are used in various upcycling projects.