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Boox, a sustainable e-commerce platform providing zero-waste, circular packaging solutions, announced the expansion of its services to the Canadian market, supported by ReturnBear, Canada’s first package-free returns network. The partnership kicked off with rhode’s entry to Canada, as well as Kiehl’s Canada, through a shared mission to transition the e-commerce industry to a more circular economy.
Boox is disrupting e-commerce with its circular packaging solutions that can be reused many times before being recycled, extending the life of the products and materials and keeping packaging out of the landfill. Boox creates a zero-waste experience for brands and shoppers. Its boxes have been designed to replace traditional cardboard boxes, enabling brands to pack and ship as usual, with little to no fulfillment changes. In order to bring this packaging loop to life in Canada, ReturnBear is enabling customers to easily return Boox boxes at any of its drop-off location across the country. ReturnBear will receive all returned Boox boxes in order to consolidate them for entry into Boox’s reuse process.
"E-commerce purchases and returns have a dangerous impact on the environment through packaging waste and the carbon impact of shipping. We are committed to changing that by enabling more circular fulfillment processes," said Sylvia Ng, CEO at ReturnBear. "Retailers need to find ways to reduce waste and engage customers as online shopping continues to grow, and we are excited to partner with Boox to enable more brands to ship sustainably."
Boox's launch in Canada continues their global expansion plans, and creates new opportunities for brands to bring sustainable and circular services to customers. Boox boxes can reduce environmental impact by 70 percent or more compared to single-use packaging at scale.
“At Boox, we are focused on ways to create a more sustainable supply chain, both for outbound shipments and returns. ReturnBear shares those same values, so partnering with them for our entry into Canada was a natural fit,” commented Matt Semmelhack, CEO and Co-Founder of Boox. “Our goal is to motivate retailers and shoppers to transition to a more circular economy. While we have made progress, there is still work to be done. We are happy to collaborate with ReturnBear to bring us one step closer to our Mission to Eliminate Single-use Waste.”