#3 – Follow the Three R’s
Here at DDL, like all packaging labs, we go through a vast amount of packaging material: cardboard boxes, packing peanuts, dunnage, plastic wrap, palates, etc. Finding ways to reuse any or all of these materials can extend their useful lives and keep them out of landfills.
Reduce: using less packaging when shipping products between sites or to customers will reduce shipping costs and the amount of material that will enter the waste stream. Choosing reusable and recyclable materials in place of those that are not will reduce the amount of waste generated.
Reuse: reusing packing peanuts, dunnage, and boxes bolsters their life cycle and increases their value.
Recycle: actively seeking out recycling opportunities and choosing to use products that are recyclable or compostable demonstrates commitment to sustainability and can lead to long term savings.