Need an Expert? Returned online purchases sent to landfill

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Steamroller in a landfill site.

Members of the media may directly contact the following expert(s).

Do you know what happens with the goods you order online once you return them?

Amazon has faced accusations of destroying returned items in Europe, and some companies simply incinerate unsold clothes.

What can be done to prevent this situation and to avoid such waste?

 

Marc Tassé 
Part-time professor
Telfer School of Management
tasse@telfer.uottawa.ca

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