H & M Online Shopping Packaging Made of Paper to Reduce Plastic Waste

The Japanese subsidiary of the fast fashion brandH & M” announced on the 28th that it will abolish unnecessary plastic packaging and packaging used when shipping purchased items at the official online store in order to reduce plastic waste. From October 1st, products ordered online will be switched to paper packaging.

According to the company, “Online shopping is increasing worldwide, and plastic waste is increasing accordingly.” By introducing a recyclable paper package to online purchases, the company aims to gradually reduce unnecessary disposable plastics that lead to environmental problems.

The company said that by changing the shopping bags in stores to paper in 2018 and charging for them, the consumption of shopping bags was reduced by 59% in FY2008. “Following the shopping bags in stores, we will continue to pursue recycling-oriented fashion, starting with this initiative to partially make online packaging and packaging from paper.”

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The Japanese subsidiary of the fast fashion brand "H & M" announced on the 28th that it will abolish unnecessary plastic packaging and packaging used when shipping purchased items at the official online store in order to reduce plastic waste.

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