Since 2003, Colruyt’s Collect & Go customers have received their goods packed in foldable plastic boxes. This method has enabled the retailer to eliminate 630 tonnes of cardboard annually. It is a smart and simple way to prevent packaging waste and improve ease of use at the same time.
The new packaging of the Spa Reine 6-pack of 1,5 litre bottles notes that the bottles contain 25% recycled PET. Spadel thus establishes itself as a pioneer in the use of recycled PET. This environmentally friendly choice is in line with the company’s mission. The use of recycled PET enables to reduce CO2 emissions by about 11% throughout the chain, including production of the material, distribution of the bottles, and end-of-life processing.
Re-usable plastic baskets for the distribution of clothing: easier, safer, and cheaper
Galeria Inno has been using standard re-usable foldable plastic baskets to transport its textile goods to the fifteen stores in Belgium since 2003. Since then the chain of department stores avoids up to 1,200 tons of cardboard waste per year. This solution also makes the distribution safer and cheaper.