Yulia from Russia helps refugees from Ukraine
Yulia Vakulenko grew up in a small Russian town north of the Arctic Circle, today she works at Lund University. When Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, her world was turned upside down.
"Researcher's verdict: Get the plastic out of e-commerce" – article in Ehandel
More and more plastic is replaced by paper in retail - but is it more sustainable? In search of an answer, Ehandel asked Daniel Hellström and Katrin Molina-Besch, researchers in packaging logistics at Design Sciences, LTH.
Gathering resources for sustainable e-commerce – article in Dagens Logistik
Closer and Relog have started a new initiative where public and private actors can come together to drive the development towards sustainable e-commerce.
Putting a ban on excessive returns
Online clothing stores have begun banning customers who misuse the returns system, according to an article on SVT.
Too much focus on the packaging, says researcher – article in Sydsvenskan
Many research projects are dedicated to sustainable packaging solutions, but what about the product inside?
Collaboration for better packaging
There are many requirements on the food packaging of the future. They must be better and safer than today, while also environment-friendly, cost-effective, and aesthetically pleasing. In the product development race, Tetra Pak has teamed up with the Faculty of Engineering in Lund – LTH. The researchers' computer simulations accelerate development and increase knowledge of how different materials react when they are exposed to shocks, major temperature differences and other external influences.
Degree project students appreciate open working climate at Tetra Pak
"When I was a kid, I said tetra about all the juice drinks," says Roxanne Mae Targa when she talks about her first experience with Tetra Pak. Now she knows more. After completing her degree project, she is now employed by the company. As a student at Tetra Pak, she quickly felt like one in the group – an experience she shares with her classmates Nawapan Boonchum and Elif Tiryakioglu.
Packaging course provides students with valuable lessons and contacts
"Some of the materials will probably not be recycled, but composted instead."
The use of substances from citrus rinds in bioplastics is an example of how we can be inspired by nature’s own protective systems – and more research is needed in future about how to extend the shelf life of food products, according to Katrin Molina-Besch, packaging researcher at Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering, LTH.
Rural areas risk being forgotten in e-commerce
What does online shopping mean for those living in rural areas? A lot, according to researchers in logistics at Lund University. Poorer access to products and services in the countryside makes shopping online an important option. But with an increasing number of e-business services adapted to big cities, rural areas risk being forgotten.