CoRTP: Building sustainable supply chains with returnable packaging


The Shanghai-based startup’s award-winning returnable transit packaging reduced carbon emissions in 2020 by 250,000 tons, and the figure is estimated to reach 8m by 2030 

Single-use packaging is a massive waste of resources and also a significant source of environmental pollution. In China alone, over 30m tons of steel, paper pulp, wood and plastics are consumed every year to produce single-use packaging, which generates around 16m tons of contaminated waste, and the numbers are growing. CEO and founder of CoRTP, Jacky Liao, wanted to make a change. A transit packaging veteran, who had led a company engaged in packaging R&D, design and manufacturing for over a decade, Liao started CoRTP (initially known as HOREN) in 2013 to focus on returnable transit...
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