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PKN talks sustainable e-commerce packaging with Kate Bezar of The Better Packaging Company in New Zealand

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In this episode, Lindy Hughson, Managing Editor & Publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Kate Bezar, the co-founder & director of The Better Packaging Company in New Zealand about producing compostable packaging for e-Commerce deliveries.

Kate Bezar, co-founder of The Better Packaging co.
Kate Bezar, co-founder of The Better Packaging co.

Kate tells us about the inspiration for starting Better Packaging and its biodegradable courier satchels which have been certified to stringent Australasian standards. We also discuss their global distribution warehouses, their partnership with SEKO Logistics and the impacts of COVID, which have included pivoting to the production of compostable gloves and other products.

The discussion covers topics including Australia Post's recent survey and associated report on the spike in e-Commerce due to COVID, research showing consumers prefer to buy from local organisations and ecologically friendly companies. We explore the typical product categories Better Packaging's clients occupy, and their response to custom branding of ecommerce satchels. We then move on to discuss other lessons learned from COVID including improvements to supply chains and resilience that have had to be developed.

We wrap up the episode with a discussion of Better Packaging's plans for the future and the importance of accountability.

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 Kate Bezar Better Packaging Co

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