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What happens to RePack after use?

Posted by Jonne Hellgren on Dec 5, 2017 5:13:00 PM
Jonne Hellgren

RePack is designed to be reused at least 20 times. While our bags are durable and can take a beating or two they do retire at some point.

But what happens to the packaging material after it has done its job as an e-commerce delivery bag?

We are often asked what happens to old RePacks that cannot be reused anymore. 

RePack is made from recycled polypropylene and material is 100% recyclable. But we prefer not to recycle. We want to upcycle. Now we have a solution: RePack backpacks!

Our Head Designer Juha Mäkelä has made hundreds of new prototypes from old RePacks, in his Vaasa studio.

We wanted to close the RePack loop and upcycle the material. The result was a bit like cubism, first you break it and then you build it again in a different way,
Juha tells how everything started.

RePack bagback

RePack backpack combines (almost) worthless material with high-quality leather and genuine felt.

We have created an interesting combination of contrasts with function.

At the moment there are only a few unique and handmade RePack backpacks. In the future, this will be one way to give a new life to our old RePacks as we are going to start RePack backpack production during the next year. Later on, there will also be shoulder bags and tote bags.

Topics: Recycling, Upcycling

RePack is a concrete solution to reduce trash

RePack is a reusable packaging service and loyalty program for e-commerce, whereby delivery packages can be conveniently and easily returned, and then reused.

RePack simply replaces single-use delivery packaging in e-commerce and the service has three elements

  • Reusable delivery bags

  • Global returns platform

  • Reward system for end-users

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