How to make e-commerce more sustainable: from smart packaging to efficient consumption of technology

PARIS, June 3 (Benin News / EP) –

The structure of consumption of the population is changing, and e-commerce is gaining strength year after year compared to the traditional model. The pandemic has only accelerated this trend, and on the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5th, PcComponentes shared some of the key things they are working on. move towards a more sustainable e-commerce..

The Murcia-based company, which has become the most influential Spanish e-commerce company for technology and IT enthusiasts, is working to improve its processes and has recently focused on logistics. packaging products and transporting them to the customer’s doorstep is one of the processes with the largest carbon footprint.

In an effort to become more efficient and sustainable, PcComponentes has innovated and implemented intelligent packaging system called Carton Wrap from a CMC manufacturer that can produce custom-sized boxes, reducing the use of cardboard by up to 50% and plastic for fillers by up to 90%, without affecting the safety of the contents .

Besides, by optimizing the size of the boxes, the number of orders that can be transported in one truck has increased by 40%.contributes to fuel savings equivalent to 75,000 kilometers while speeding up the process: 900 boxes are ready to be delivered to the customer every hour. “We have shown that environmental commitment and business performance can go hand in hand in the e-commerce sector,” says Luis Perez, COO of PcComponentes.

“With growing concern for the environment, e-commerce customers are becoming more aware of the amount of materials needed to package a product. CartonWrap offers many packaging benefits that have improved PcComponents’ efficiency while justifying its commitment to sustainability throughout the supply chain,” adds Francesco Ponti, CEO of CMC.

ONLY 17% OF DEVICES ARE DISPOSED PROPERLY

The latest report from the Global E-waste Monitor puts that figure at 1.5 billion euros. Worldwide, 53.6 million tons of e-waste is generated, however, only 17.4% of computing devices are properly recycled, “reflecting the need to offer consumers an alternative,” the company explains.

As a result, PcComponents has expanded its product line. service buying used household appliances. So, in addition to mobile phones, e-commerce customers can also recycle their old tablets and smartwatches, which will get a second life or be recycled in an environmentally friendly way.

The process is “quick and simple,” the company says: “customers can instantly find out the value of their devices and organize their collection” to give their old gadgets a second life, helping to reduce their carbon footprint. It is estimated that the CO2 emission to the environment for each smartphone produced is 47 kg and for a tablet 87 kg, which is equivalent to planting 4 to 9 trees.

Finally, PcComponentes does not forget about new forms of consumption that contribute to greater sustainability for users and therefore offers new technology rental service. This system will allow customers own computers, virtual reality devices, phones, scooters, or televisions for a specified period of time.

“Over the past few months, we have been testing this new service, and the number of customers renting something has increased five times, which indicates that we are talking about a growing trend in technology consumption,” said the company’s director of services. , Alberto Rodriguez.

The PcComponentes technology rental service is developed in collaboration with the startup NEWE, a finalist of the fourth edition of the PcComponentes Startup Booster (PSB) business acceleration program, and allows you to take a new step in improving customer service, while making progress in respecting the environment.