The Ecobahn is an online resource of ideas for environmental sustainability in eCommerce.
Established in 2019, The Ecobahn was born to create a platform for the eCommerce, digital and retail industry to share ideas for more sustainable eBusiness growth and more eco-friendly business practices.
The Ecobahn was founded to address three key issues:
- Champion sustainability discussion within the eCommerce industry
- Create sustainability tools to help retailers become more sustainable
- Accelerate sustainability innovation within eCommerce businesses
When we use the term ‘sustainability, our focus is to help create both commercially and environmentally sustainable eCommerce businesses. We believe the two are not mutually exclusive and our purpose is to make this dual sustainability the standard practice within the eCommerce industry.
Consumer trends are changing. eCommerce is showing exponential growth, so the industry has a responsibility to ensure this growth is sustainable. As an industry built on innovation, by doing so, there is also an excellent opportunity to be leaders in the sustainability movement.
Environmental sustainability is a young, complex, and ever-changing issue, so both the issues and solutions for sustainable eBusiness are still to be discovered. Ecobahn aims to provide a platform for open discussion and the sharing of ideas to accelerate the solution for sustainable eCommerce growth.
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Ideas for sustainability in eCommerce
The Ecobahn covers all critical environmental sustainability subjects, including recommerce, sustainable packaging, eco-friendly logistics, and technology. The main aim is to share and discuss sustainability ideas for eCommerce and push the industry towards a sustainable future.
In the fast-moving digital landscape, the future of sustainable and eco-friendly eCommerce is still in development. New ideas for increased sustainability look to explore new eco-friendly business concepts.
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Extending the life of products and buying less is going to be a vital tool in the environmental sustainability movement. This often comes through the reselling of used products. Sustainability in eBusiness can take centre stage through the Recommerce movement.
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The eCommerce industry uses millions of tons of packaging every year. Making sustainable packaging, and more eco-friendly packaging through either recycling or reuse is a critical opportunity for more eco-friendly eBusiness.
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Product- Sustainability in eCommerce
While aspiring towards people buying less ‘stuff’, the reality of the business world makes this concept confusing. Making the products themselves more sustainable is an improvement, and this is particularly relevant to the sustainable fashion movement.
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Shipping millions of packages across the globe does not come without issues. Air travel is one of the most impactful activities of modern society, so how does environmental sustainability in eCommerce create an eco-friendly logistics model.
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Technology for Sustainability
For a digital industry built on technology, the solution to a more sustainable future for eCommerce will also sit within technology improvements. Whist technology cannot be the sole solution for sustainability, it does offer a huge amount of potential for a more eco-friendly future.
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