If you ask one of our consultants at the PaperWorks Packaging Group to propose some new carton designs, you might only be thinking of the immediate impact: a smaller, more efficient and/or lower-caliper carton uses fewer resources, less paperboard, less ink and less glue.
What you might miss are things like pallet loads and transportation costs. If you typically ship a gross (144) of your product per pallet, and your redesigned carton size is reduced by 33%, now you’re moving 191 cartons instead if 144 for almost the same:
- cost (labor, gas, transport fees)
- environmental impact
A reduction of one-third in package size means nearly a third less fuel used, and carbon emitted in getting your goods to the point of sale. It’s the ultimate win-win: you save money, reduce pollution, maximize resources and eliminate waste in one simple gesture.
Contact one of our sales reps to learn more about how we can help you increase the sustainability value of your packaging.