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The story of LimeLoop.We live in a time when COVID and quarantine have caused many of us to forgo regular stores in favor of online shopping. This shift in the daily habits of so many people has consequences. Every time an online product is sold it has to be shipped. A box is typically prepared, packaging and insulation are secured, and when the item arrives at its destination, that is all almost always thrown away.
LimeLoop is a company that is shifting the shipping paradigm to address these new challenges of waste and climate impact. Their next-generation product is both a form of packaging that can be reused, and a system that can handle the distribution, recovery, and redistribution of that packaging for online stores, in a method that is far more effective than traditional recycling.
In light of the fact that the newborn holiday of Amazon Prime Day is upon us, I connected with Chantal Emmanuel, CTO and co-founder of Limeloop, to find out how they originally conceived and developed their idea for the company, and where they see it going in the future.
Some people think that the added return trip of the empty packaging is worse …
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