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 [...]
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 [...]
Packaging course provides students with valuable lessons and contacts
– The diversity of our knowledge and experiences meant that we learned a lot from each other in the project, says Frida Sterner, one of the students in the course "Packaging Technology and Development". The students taking the course are in their fourth or fifth year of one of LTH's engineering programs and have now completed their projects. They [...]
"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.
Research on e-commerce returns receives funding
Stefan Karlsson at Packaging Logistics, Design Sciences, LTH receives 2 million SEK in research funding as the Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council (Handelsrådet) rolls out their new postdoc support.
Managing e-commerce returns is the key to circular operations.
Daniel Hellström and Klas Hjort, researchers in Packaging Logistics at Design Sciences, LTH participated in "Trendspaning Helsingborg" where they talked about managing returns in e-commerce.