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Pargo unveils new free eco-friendly packaging

Smart logistics company, Pargo, announced that it has launched its new biodegradable paper packaging as part of its corporate environmental responsibility by joining the global movement known as Plastic Free July.

“Sustainability is embedded into the very fabric of Pargo. Only around 7% of South Africans recycle single-use plastic bags, which means over 8 billion plastic bags get discarded in the country every year resulting in widespread pollution of our environment, especially our oceans," said Michaela Gabriel, Head of Marketing at Pargo and the driving force behind the company’s new paper mailing bags.

“That’s why we developed our new paper mailing bags which give consumers and retailers an eco-friendly, biodegradable option for the last-mile leg of their delivery journey.”

Gabriel adds that it is Pargo's mission to address the carbon footprint of the logistics industry.

“We want to start a movement on a larger scale that inspires others to make eco-friendly decisions as well, which is why we have joined an initiative like Plastic Free July.”

Some of Pargo’s retail partners who have joined the logistics company for this initiative include Sealand, Timberland and Pokkelokkie. From reusable nappies, to ethically-made hand-crafted shoes, these businesses are making green waves across South Africa.

“At Sealand, we believe that all our business decisions must be made by keeping the planet and its people front and centre.”

“That’s why our products are made from waste or responsibly sourced materials. Our logistics partnership with green-thinkers Pargo has been a natural fit and we are proud to join them in their Plastic Free July initiative,” said Jasper Eales, Co-Founder and Creative Director at Sealand in a statement.

In line with the fight against single-use plastics of this month, Pargo is also calling all retailers who are looking to include sustainable business practices in their fulfilment strategy to reach out to them for a free trial of their new mailing bags, which promise to be even tougher than their plastic alternatives.

Retailers who decide to make use of Pargo Click & Collect are then provided with free biodegradable mailing bags to fulfil their orders.

Supplied by: Pargo.

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