Strategic innovation programmes
The strategic innovation programmes of the future are under development. The Swedish Energy Agency, Formas and Vinnova have been given the task of launching the programmes, which will contribute to global competitiveness through transition for sustainable development, innovation and groundbreaking research.
Where do your online shopping returns end up? In the bin, new research finds
For e-commerce companies, it is cheaper to throw away returned items rather than selling them again. In a new study, researchers at Lund University in Sweden interviewed members of the textile and electronics industries in Europe, hoping to better understand a problem that is snowballing, yet has been the subject of little research.
Giving circular deliveries a try - in Dagens Logistik
Business models based on collaborative consumption and circularity also need to be efficient from a logistics standpoint, or the environmental benefits might be lost. A research project is now letting key actors in the delivery chain explore circular packaging.
We are looking for an Assistant Professor focusing on Packaging Technology
Are you interested in Packaging Technology? The division of Packaging Logistics is now looking for an Assistant Professor focusing on Packaging Technology who can complement existing competence and ensure future competence within the research group.
PODCAST: "Forskarmötet" with Stefan Karlsson
Listen to the podcast "Forskarmötet" by the Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council, Handelsrådet, where Stefan Karlsson at Packaging Logistics talks about why e-commerce returns can be useful, why the industry should listen more to research, and what it was that got him onto the research track himself. Forskarmötet #9: Stefan Karlsson – at [...]
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?