Return To Sender Offenders
By Imogen Berryman
What's Going On Here?
It is estimated that up to 50% of the goods we return to retailers are sent to landfill instead of being resold again. But one country has already banned the practice and independent technology platforms are trying to find ways to reduce this.
What Does This Mean?
Whether it's because the packing or item is damaged or its out of season, products still in a resellable or reusable condition can be thrown away - sometimes it's because suppliers don’t allow it to be sold more than once!
Why Should We Care?
The £5 billion of waste generated through these returns each year contributes 15 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
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