Allegrini’s system leads to both environmental and economic benefits. Environmental benefits are reaped from the optimisation of the distribution processes, in terms of both packaging and transportation. The move from disposable to refillable packaging has reduced the consumption of raw materials, reduced manufacturing and dramatically reduced landfill waste. Interestingly, other problems associated with the disposal of packaging which has contained detergents, created by the possible dispersion of residual detergents is also minimised with the Allegrini refill system .
Economic benefits are available for both the producer and consumer. Customers receive a high quality, convenient, home delivery and (waste removal) service, that can be offered at a low price, due to the costs savings created by extending the life of the packaging. This helps to encourage long term customer loyalty. And provides Allegrini with a competitive advantage in terms of diversification of service provided.
 Manzini, E. and C. Vezzoli, Product-Service Systems and Sustainability: Opportunities for sustainable solutions. 2002, France: United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology Industry and Economics (DTIE).
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