bpost  is to trial parcel packaging that can be reused a hundred times

bpost  is to trial parcel packaging that can be reused a hundred times

On June 28 bpost launched an innovative, sustainable pilot project with Hipli. The French company’s reusable mailing bags will be used to ship Torfs, A.S.Adventure and Juttu orders to customers.

After delivery, the empty bags can be popped into a bpost red mailbox for cleaning and reuse in the e-commerce circuit. These environmentally friendly bags can be reused up to a hundred times.

Chain stores Torf and A.S.Adventure are also involved. Hipli’s environmentally responsible reusable bags will be used to ship orders to Torfs customers between 29 June and 29 September. The pilot will be extended to A.S.Adventure  en Juttu customers in August.

A lifecycle analysis by Hipli shows that using reusable bags reduces the carbon footprint of every shipment by 83% compared with cardboard packaging. Water-tight and tear-proof,  these exceptionally robust bags can be reused up to a hundred times.  All told, Torfs expects to ship around 4,000 customer orders in reusable bags during the three-month pilot project. A.S.Adventure has committed to 2,000 responsible shipments.

When folded into the form of an envelope, these reusable bags can be returned free of charge through the dense network of bpost pickup points (including red mailboxes, post offices, parcel points and post points).

The reusable bags are also cleaned in a socially responsible and engaged way by ETA123, a sheltered workshop in Beauraing.

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