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Choosing transport packaging - impact on transport -

Authors: Rolv Lea
Report nr: 1080/1997
Language: Norwegian

One-way transport packaging (corrugated paper) and multi-trip packaging (plastic) is compared with regard to impact on transport. Calcultations confirm largely that one-way packaging causes less transport and larger quantities of used packaging material. These results cannot be taken to be universally valid as they are influenced by a large number of circumstances. Every logistics chain should therefore be considered separately. This research does not give basis for assuming that choice of transport packaging influences the price the consumers pay in any major way. The effect on both transport and environment of recycling used packaging material should be taken into consideration in any further research in this field.


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