Merchants including HelloFresh, Yamamay, Boyish and Davines share the ways they are making their fulfillment operations more sustainable, such as by changing product packaging, reducing shipping packaging, offsetting carbon emissions and more.

If consumers need to drink water on the go, drinking from a reusable water bottle is best from a sustainability standpoint, says Jess Page, co-founder at ecommerce merchant Open Water. But Page knows that’s not always an option, which is why she launched her ecommerce business selling water packaged in aluminum water bottles and cans.   

“For those times, it’s far better to avoid plastic and cartons, which will, more likely than not, end up in landfills and oceans,” Page says.   

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