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Bolloré Logistics rewarded for its circular logistics solution

Puteaux. 14 June 2023

In May 2023, Bolloré Logistics received an award in the "Logistics, Sustainable Development" category at the Singapore Business Review Award 2023.

The company was rewarded for its "Finished Goods (FG) Recycling Programme", an end-of-life cosmetic product material recycling project. By re-thinking the final journey of beauty products before they reach the waste management centre, the company is proposing a new, much more sophisticated recycling process.

Through this project, Bolloré Logistics aligns itself with Singapore’s goal to promote recycling, as the nation looks to raise its recycling rate to 70% by 2030. As a logistics partner, Bolloré Logistics acts as the single point of contact for its customers. It sorts and dismantles expired products to recycle as many materials as possible, from product containers to external packaging such as wood pallets and stretch film used for delivery. Bolloré Logistics’ role as a coordinator will serve as a catalyst for continuous improvement and new technologies to be developed for logistics waste management.

The “FG Recycling Programme” solution aims to divert waste from incineration through better recycling of materials to reduce the carbon impact from waste generation. Together with a Perfumes and Cosmetics client, a project plan was drawn up and tests were carried out in partnership to test the viability of the programme. Bolloré Logistics approached the project through two main parameters: sorting products by the degree of mixed materials or product components, and the degree of contamination. Such an approach is taken as beauty products components are often comprised of mixed materials and at times contain viscous substances that are less easy to recycle.

Ingrid Caes

Sustainability Manager at Bolloré Logistics Singapore

We received a great deal of positive feedback from our customer who is going to continue this project throughout 2023. Awards like these motivate the company and its teams to implement similar projects for customers in other sectors

Since November 2021, the recycling project has helped process five batches of products originally meant for disposal. In total, nearly 2,000 tonnes of materials were recovered and diverted away from incineration. This has yielded an estimated 810 tonnes of savings in carbon dioxide equivalent, which is comparable to the carbon sequestered by about 13,000 trees over a 10-year period.

Press contacts:

Léa Lhotellerie, Press Officer
T +33 1 46 96 41 21 / +33 6 45 20 25 55 – lea.lhotellerie(at)bollore.com

Yee-Wen Wong, Yee-Wen Wong, Regional Communications Manager, Asia Pacific
T +65 9758 6639 – yee-wen.wong(at)bollore.com

Lifang Shen, Marketing & Communications Manager, Singapore
T +65 8876 7349 – lifang.shen(at)bollore.com