Sustainability is a core principle of our business model, and introducing Returnable Transit Packaging in to your supply chain can have a number of positive impacts for your company, not least by minimising your environmental impact.
How introducing Returnable Transit Packaging promotes the circular economy and improves sustainability:
Many businesses are switching from single-trip packaging – such as cardboard and polystyrene – which due to the nature of the product play a large part in packaging waste, much of which may end up in landfill.
Even when single-trip packaging is recycled, there is still a large amount of energy and natural resources required in order to repeatedly manufacture and recycle this expendable packaging. This is where reusable packaging can significantly reduce energy usage, raw materials and minimise landfill. Furthermore, the Packaging Waste Directive in the UK focuses specifically on avoiding packaging waste – something which has led to a rise in the popularity of returnable solutions.
Reusable packaging – being more durable and robust – also tends to offer better protection of the products within during transportation.
By minimising the damage that can occur during transit it ensures there is less waste from spoiled produce. Furthermore, spoiled produce that is unsellable also requires resources to dispose of, again possibly ending up in landfill, whilst also increasing the environmental footprint of a business if the damaged products need to be re-manufactured and a replacement shipped.
Reusable packaging can also help to minimise Co2 emissions through more efficient transit. Plastic Returnable Transit Packaging has the advantage of being uniformed and durable, and therefore ideal for stacking during transit. This ensures an efficient use of space – filling the vehicle to its capacity – and potentially reducing the number of required journeys to transport goods. Additionally, when empty, they can usually be collapsed or nested to prevent the shipping of “fresh air”. This also has benefits for storage too.
Our Returnable Transit Packaging is robust, durable and has a long lifespan, but due to the demanding environments it is often used in damages are possible. But broken and damaged products don’t mean end of life products! Our repairs service means we can repair damages to reusable packaging products, extending their lifespan and saving you money!
And in the rare instance that our repairs engineers can’t fix the damage that has occurred, the product isn’t simply discarded and added to the expendable packaging being sent to landfill.
We work closely with Venture Polymers, a leading plastic recycler to ensure that nothing goes to waste, giving you peace of mind and avoiding the issue of plastic waste.