Shoe Packaging E-commerce LCA

Clothing and footwear represent a key area of significant growth in e-commerce. For this case study, shoes were purchased from two separate e-commerce retailers, both of which shipped the shoes in a traditional corrugated shoe box. One retailer placed that shoe box into a corrugated overbox for e-commerce shipping while the other used a flexible pouch with a feature to enable returns—both scenarios were evaluated with a cradle-to-grave boundary.

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