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Reusable "Green Packaging" developed - Recycling instead of buying new

Exactly one year ago, the Austrian Post and the Logistikum Department of the FH Upper Austria under the leadership of DI Franz Staberhofer, together with five major domestic retail companies - DM, INTERSPAR weinwelt, INTERSPORT, Tchibo and Thalia - presented the "Green Packaging": A Pilot Project for Reusable Packaging in online retail. Now the scientifically backed results of the pilot test are available. Swiss Post wants to take the next step and will offer "Green Packaging" as a regular service to all mail-order customers from spring 2023.
"We have tested the 'Green Packaging' intensively for six months and can proudly say that the practical test was a complete success. The packaging used survived several shipping cycles and was returned by the customers. The great interest shown by our shipping customers, the results and the positive response from recipients clearly indicate that we will make 'Green Packaging' available as a regular service next year," says Peter Umundum, Member of the Management Board responsible for Parcel & Logistics at Österreichische Post AG.


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Caption: (from left): Prof. (FH). DI Franz Staberhofer, Head of the Logistics Center at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences and DI Peter Umundum, Member of the Management Board of Österreichische Post AG responsible for Parcel & Logistics. 
Image source: Österreichische Post AG

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Caption: Packaging made of wood fiber: positive eco-balance and easy to return 
Image source: Österreichische Post AG 

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Caption: Sarah Pfoser (r.u.) with her research team at the FH OÖ Campus Steyr 
Picture source: FH Upper Austria


Austrian Post AG
Ingeborg Gratzer
Head of Press & Internal Communications
Phone: +43 57767 32010

Dr. Sarah Pfoser
FH Upper Austria Campus Steyr / Logistikum
scientific project manager
phone: +43 5 0804 33261