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Asos, H&M Seek to Keep Ancient, Endangered Forests Out of Packaging

Join Theory, Google, H&M, McKinsey, Foot Locker, Lafayette 148, LL Bean, the Retail Prophet and more at Sourcing Journal’s Virtual Sourcing Summit, R/Evolution: Overhauling Fashion’s Outmoded Supply Chain, Oct 14 & 15.

Plastic isn’t the packaging industry’s only environmental pain point. More than half the paper used globally is for packaging, according to Canopy, a forest-conservation nonprofit based in Canada. Already, three billion trees are pulped to produce 241 million tons of shipping cartons, cardboard mailers, void-fill wrappers and other paper-based packaging every year. With global e-commerce…

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