Check out our awareness channel to get the latest sustainable return insights from us and our partners.
We have embedded sustainability within all aspects of our business, and pride ourselves on being at the forefront of sustainable returns. However, we don’t have all the answers. Fortunately, we are connected with industry experts who can fill our knowledge gaps.
That’s why we developed our awareness channel–to foster collaboration with field experts, network partners, clients, innovators, and other Reconomy Group businesses. On this page, we share challenges experienced by the industry and ways to overcome them. We invite our partners and clients to share their findings and solutions so that we can achieve a more sustainable world together. Competition has no place here! In addition to industry insights, you can also find highlighted white papers, articles, and case studies to keep yourself up to date.
Challenges Affecting the Textile Industry
The environmental impact of textile waste is rapidly gaining attention from governments, retailers, and consumers. And it should! Massive changes are needed to improve the textile industry and reduce its impact on our planet and society.
Here you can find articles on the latest challenges which the textile industry face, including information on upcoming legislation.
Challenges Affecting the Electronics Industry
In 2020, a UN global e-waste monitor report found a whopping 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste had been dumped worldwide in 2019, with only 17.4% being recycled.
Below you can read more about the challenges the electronics industry faces, and the solutions which are coming to help drive down the amount of waste.
In The Spotlight
Take a look at some of the initiatives we have spotted that retailers are doing to champion sustainability. Do you have a program or report that showcases your sustainability efforts? We would love to share your work here, so please get in touch by using the form at the bottom of this page!
Below, we share our own resources, as well as those from industry experts so that you can be kept up to date with the latest information regarding what ReBound, our clients, and sustainability specialists are up to.
ReBound Webinars and Content
Sustainability and knowledge sharing are critical priorities for us, and we aim to publish content and appear on webinars every quarter to ensure that we are sharing our expertise where we can. Here, you can see some of our most recent content.
What is Coming in Q1 2024?
In February, our Head of Sustainability, Inge Bujakiewicz-Baars will be taking part in a podcast with our sister company Valpak, discussing EPR legislations and how these will impact the retail industry.
Article on the 'Environmental Impact of Returns'
We have already published our whitepaper, but behind the scenes we have been doing some PHD research to really deep dive into the environmental impact of returns and what the future could look like. We will be publishing an article on this in Q1!
Boxless Returns Feature
It is not uncommon now to be asked to take your return direct to the drop off point with no packaging needed. But what is the impact of this, and is it environmentally friendly? We will be discussing this in Q1!