Afterglow and Reusable packaging
Why RePack? How it works FAQ
We at Afterglow believe that the world needs better solutions to single-use packaging. That's why we now offer an alternative.
It's called RePack - reusable and returnable delivery packaging. RePack is a super simple solution to an ever-growing problem of packaging trash. It simply reduces trash and saves you money.
How it works
1 Purchases above a certain amount are delivered in a RePack
Do your shopping normally at Afterglow. Purchases above a certain size are automatically delivered in a RePack bag, with no extra cost. How easy is that?
2 Simply drop empty RePack to the nearest postbox
RePack is a reusable packaging, but for this to work, we need your help.
Once you have received your goods, simply fold the return flap outside and close the packaging. Drop RePack to your nearest postbox. Return is already paid for. This way we can keep the party going!
3 Save money and nature
That's not all! If you return your RePack bag, once it is returned you will save 10% on your next purchase. You can claim your reward at Afterglow, or any of the partnering
RePack stores - click here
to find out more. So expect to hear from us soon!
Benefits to the environment
Reuse is better than recycling
Reuse is the most efficient way to reduce waste. Why? Because it eliminates unnecessary waste from single-use packaging.
That is why we have made returning the empty RePack packaging as easy as possible. RePack users simply fold and drop the empty bag to a postbox, anywhere in the world. We take it back, check, clean and redistribute it for reuse. Every returned RePack reduces trash and removes the need to manufacture a new single-use plastic bag or a cardboard box. It's a super simple solution to reduce trash and CO2 emissions.
What are the CO2 savings?
RePack is returned to reuse in letter size. Once returned, it removes the need to manufacture one single-use packaging from this planet.
Based on International Postal Company data sending a letter has a carbon footprint of 37 grams of CO2 per shipment. Manufacturing a new cardboard box produces between 100 - 500g CO2 and one plastic bag between 100 - 200g CO2. Returned packaging has a smaller carbon footprint than single-use packaging by a big margin.
Every Return counts
RePacks are designed to last at least 20 cycles. That is why it's made from durable, long-lasting material that is fully recyclable too!
The direct return rate is 75%. Some users keep the packaging, and that's ok, it's after all returnable and reusable. RePack's can be returned at your convenience, be it this week or even two years from now. Return is pre-paid, so no need to worry about the return costs.
Not all bags come back directly to RePack. Some RePack's are returned directly back to Afterglow as customer returns. Customer return RePack bags are then reused by Afterglow for new customer deliveries, saving the need to use yet another single-use packaging.
Made from recycled material
RePack is designed to be reused at least 20 times, although many have been reused many more times than that, well over 50-100 cycles. That means the materials and the design are long-lasting and timeless. RePack is made from recycled PP, same material as the iconic blue Ikea bag. Material is tested and chosen for its durability and ease of use.
Upcycling old RePacks
Currently, RePack uses the material to make new prototypes and samples for new reusable packaging designs. Leftover pieces are recycled, as the material we use is 100% recyclable.
In the long term, we want to create upcycled products from old RePacks. We believe retired RePack bags have a story to tell. The bags have been around the block a few times, carried a lot of stuff and travelled thousands of miles.
Reused RePacks deserve a new life rather as new products than in material recycling. Don't you think?
Frequently Asked Questions
How to return the empty RePack
Returning your empty RePack is easy! Turn the attached address label saying "Reply paid" visible on top of the package, close it with the included velcro and drop it into the nearest post box.
Need to return your purchase?
If you need to return a product, please get in touch with Afterglow and follow the return instructions on the enclosed leaflet in your parcel.
You can also read more about our returns policy here
Also, please note when closing RePack:
- Close the RePack with the velcro and some tape.
- Stick the Afterglow return label on the front of the RePack on top of the tape. Use more tape if necessary
- Important! Please make sure RePack return label is not visible when returning the purchase as this will cause a delay in your return.
If you need more information or help, please do not hesitate to contact us here
Or you can email us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org