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UPS has joined recycling company TerraCycle and a coalition of consumer product companies to trial a new system of reusable packaging.

Through the Loop system, companies deliver products in customised, durable packaging that can then be collected, cleaned and reused—with delivery and pickup managed by UPS.

A “shipping tote” is used to eliminate the need for single-use boxes. The packaging is made from fully recyclable materials including alloys, glass and engineered plastics. It’s designed to handle dry goods, liquids and personal care products, while being durable enough to resist breaking down or showing fatigue.

“Innovation is key to everything we do at UPS, and we are thrilled to support TerraCycle with packaging design for the Loop tote, as well as pickup and delivery services for Loop customers,” said Kate Gutmann, UPS Chief Sales and Solutions Officer.

“As a leader in environmental sustainability, and a champion and catalyst for a circular economy, UPS looks forward to helping to bring Loop to life.”

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