Our returnable packagings helps the environment.
- 1. Prevention
- 2. Re-use
- 3. Recycling
- 4. Other recovery
- 5. Disposal
Most large companies have an explicit environmental policy. The companies have to reduce the environmental effects of its operations were it is possible. The logistics, packaging, storage and transport of products, stands for an increasing part of the products value and it is extremely important to look into the choice of packaging to minimize the environmental consequences.
- By using a plastic pallet, collar and lid, the weight of the packaging can be 50% less than a traditional wooden packaging.
A plastic packaging weighs about 30 kg compared to up to 60 kg for a wooden pallet with 4 collars and a plywood lid. The plastic solution also provides less CO emissions and lower transport costs.
- In addition to the weight and the smaller volume when using collabsible boxes it also affects the transport cost of the return flow considerably. The huge amount of stretch film that is used today and which is reused at best, but in most cases burned up, is a major waste of resources and considerably more expensive than a returnable packaging that can be used for many years and then reused.
- A survey carried out by 2 students at Linköping University, where a comparative life cycle analysis was made between disposable packaging and NYCO Sleeve, found that the degree of packing on the truck during transport had the decisive importance when calculating the total costs and the environmental costs were included in the calculation.
- Plywood boxes with metal fittings are expensive to recycle and normally have a shorter life span than the equivalent in plastics. In summary, we can say that low weight, long life span, high recycling value and small format in the return transport result in lower total transport costs and large positive environmental gains.