by Lombard Odier

A revolution in retail recycling?

Unwanted goods create mountains of waste and cost retailers hundreds of billions of dollars. The FT’s Helen Barrett explores the latest moves by big brands like Ikea and Decathlon to resell and recycle damaged and rejected stock that would otherside be broken down or discarded.

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FT Rethink series focuses on the people, technology, strategies and systems moving us from an economy that is wasteful, idle, lopsided and dirty towards one that is circular, lean, inclusive and clean. The channel alternates between independent reporting from FT journalists and business perspectives from Lombard Odier