Reduce, reuse, and recycle has been a veritable anthem of the 21st century. In the packaging world, sustainable options have been, and are continuing to be an important priority for OEM’s as they choose packaging providers for their product. For some, expendable or one-way, single use containers and platforms make the most sense. For others, returnable, reusable, or semi-returnable options make more sense for their business.
Here are some of the benefits of reusable packaging platforms, whether they are custom pallets, skids, platforms, boxes or other custom packaging.
Lowered Cost Per Trip
Returnable packaging containers may be cheaper than expendable containers, depending on the complexity, capital outlay and frequency of change to the design of the containers required. The key is understanding the returnable loop, the expected longevity of the containers, and the potential cost of repair and modification. To make the right choice, OEM’s and companies looking to use custom packaging companies should share this information with packaging experts and come to the best solution for their supply chain.
Packaging can be very eco-friendly – particularly if the reusable or returnable packaging is designed and manufactured using engineered wood. FCA Packaging can design in softwood, hardwood, engineered wood, steel, or hybrid (multiple material) containers (see our recycled industrial packaging at http://fcapackaging.com/solutions/#recyclable).
The key is to save you money, to sustain the environment, and protect your valuable product in shipment. To see a case study on how one returnable engineered wood solution saved significant money for one of our customers, download this case study http://fcapackaging.com/resource-center/recycled-packaging-program-savings/
FCA designs packaging to protect your product. We build it to protect your value (save money!). And we manage it to protect your world with returnable and sustainable solutions.
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