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Consumption: tricky packages

2024-03-02T05:14:11.728Z

Highlights: Retail specialists call it an impulse purchase: that little ‘thing’ that wasn’t on your shopping list. With the surprise package or the mystery cart comes the excitement of the game of chance. We could see in this new fashion an additional, and fun, variation of the circular economy. But on closer inspection, this outbreak is not so encouraging, writes Simon Tisdall, the author of The Circular Economy: How We Made Our Way To A Sustainable Economy.


We could see mystery packages as an additional, fun variation of the circular economy. But looking closer


Retail specialists call it an impulse purchase: that little “thing” that wasn't on your shopping list, superfluous but which gives you pleasure without costing much, and which you grab at the last moment, just before passing at the checkout.

With the surprise package or the mystery cart comes the excitement of the game of chance: what if you hit the jackpot?

We could see in this new fashion an additional, and fun, variation of the circular economy.

Items cleared from stock at knockdown prices rather than languishing, unsold, in warehouses;

recycled packages rather than being thrown in the trash (assuming that said packages did not rather “fall off the truck”…).

But on closer inspection, this outbreak is not so encouraging.

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Source: leparis

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