A Green Recovery

The shift to online shopping due to movement restrictions and social distancing has also cast a light on the environmental footprint of supply chains and triggered a push to reduce end to end waste.

Traditional bricks and mortar shoppers negated the need for freight packaging, however one result of the pandemic, is the greater volumes of packaging consumers receive involved with increasing online shopping – not to mention increased carbon emissions created by more frequent deliveries.

There is increasing consumer awareness surrounding additional packaging including plastic bubble wrap, polystyrene and cardboard being used to ensure that products purchased online, are well protected and arrive in good order. No doubt suppliers are well aware of this fact with rising packaging expenses.

With buying behaviours trending more towards online, many suppliers of goods are reaching out to find more environmentally responsible, sustainable and cost-effective packaging solutions.

Many suppliers are reviewing their ESG (environmental, social and governance) as they modify their logistics strategies to more efficiently support all stakeholders involved with every online transaction. 

As companies transition towards a more sustainable business model supporting a circular economy, delving into packaging with greater sustainability characteristics is a key factor in achieving this. Supporting the circular economy and providing solutions that promote environmentally responsible behaviours is a key area of focus for Shredder Sales, to help its clients. In line with Shredder Sales sustainability vision and values, positioning our clients to help make a positive difference to our environment every day, is our long-term business approach to supporting people and our planet.  

It is important to understand, not only recycling products is the way forward to a more sustainable and circular economy, the repurposing of new and existing resources in plentiful supply, presents opportunities with far less environmental consequences and added cost savings compared to recycling. One example of repurposing new and existing resources in plentiful supply is the use of cardboard which once perforated, becomes an effective, sustainable and certainly reusable packaging material for protecting fragile products and also becomes a practical void fill.

Once perforated, the cardboard is transformed becoming flexible, easily shaped and stretched with excellent cushioning properties for maximum protection. Perforated cardboard also remains in one piece once shredded, adding to convenience and mess free handling.

Reduce your organisation's environmental impact by using a cardboard perforator and become a more sustainable and environmentally responsible contributor.

The pictures below used the INFOSTOP CB-410 perforating shredder to convert cardboard. This device is commonly used in warehouses and dispatching environments. 

CB-410 Perforated Cardboard Boxed Cups Wine Shredder Cardboard

This short video demonstration shows the INFOSTOP CB-430 in action, perforating corrugated cardboard.