The Reusable Shipping Bags That Could Solve Online Shopping’s Plastic Problem


The Story of Stuff Project – TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Dec 2022


In 2018, a total of 13.5 billion packages were shipped in the United States alone — that’s a whole lot of single-use plastic packaging. Companies like RePack are beginning to offer an innovative new business model, leasing reusable bags to retailers that sell goods online. Using a service like RePack can save up to 80% of CO2 emissions from shipping and reduce packaging waste by 99%.

The Story of Stuff Project is a nonprofit organization working to transform the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that it is better for people and the planet.

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