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Discarding returns is a myth – Sveriges Radio P4

An article about e-commerce returns being thrown away rather than repackaged was widely circulated in 2023.

– Published 8 January 2024

Klas Hjort, Senior lecturer in Packaging Logistics at Design Sciences, LTH. Photo: Johan Persson / Pexels
Left, Klas Hjort. Right, a pile of boxes.

But Klas Hjort, Senior Lecturer in Packaging Logistics, says this is a myth – at least in Sweden. 
"What we buy online and send back is almost exclusively resold again," says Klas Hjort to P4 Kristianstad.

Listen to the feature: Skröna att returer slängs – in Sveriges Radio P4 (In Swedish)