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Case Studies

Returnable Packaging vs. Single Use Packaging

The Case Studies below are actual PPS customers who have lowered their packaging costs by changing from single trip boxes to our returnable plastic containers.

Our experience is that on more than 90% of the projects on which we work, the returnable packaging option is a more cost effective solution than the existing single trip packaging.
 

Case 1 – Grimsby Fish Merchant

Our customer, a Grimsby fish merchant who supplies 1000 x boxes of fish fillets into a Seafood Processor per week. They were previously utilising an expanded polystyrene fish box, which has a capacity to hold 15kg of fillets.

PPS returnable 15kg plastic trays which have the same capacity reduced costs by approximately 30%, for this closed loop. This price includes delivery, collection and hygienic washing.

By changing to the PPS returnable tray the processor reduced his packaging costs by over £16,000 p.a.


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Case 2 – UK Meat Producer

Over the years we have gained experience in helping our customers change from single use cardboard boxes to returnable plastic crates.  We have discovered that this will provide a cost saving of approximately 30%.


Our customer is a UK meat producer who was dispatching 12,000 cardboard boxes per week. They were previously utilising a cardboard box which had the capacity to hold 25kg of meat.

PPS returnable plastic crates which have the same capacity reduced costs by approximately 35% for this closed loop.  This price includes delivery, collection and hygienic washing.

By changing to the PPS returnable crate the processor reduced his packaging costs by over £150,000 p.a.

Our customer has also noted other benefits including reduced product damage and reduced cardboard waste.

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Here is an example of how we could save your business a substantial amount of money.

Example Cost Saving Case Study

Scottish Salmon Farm to Grimsby Seafood Processor


Background: Whole salmon bought from farms in Scotland, are currently being transported in expanded polystyrene boxes which hold the capacity of 25kg. Salmon in the polystyrene boxes are sent down to a fish processor in Grimsby for further production.

Solution: PPS returnable 25kg plastic salmon boxes can be supplied to Scotland, collected and washed in Grimsby at a cost of approximately 30% lower than the price of a polystyrene box.

If we look at a large salmon processor who may buy 12,000 tons of salmon per year, and put 22kg in each box, we would estimate that by changing to a returnable box the processor would reduce its packaging costs by over £250,000 p.a.

 Contact us now to see how we can help you save money using returnable packaging solutions

 

Case Studies