In our last post we realized that I have what we will call “Moments of Cluelessness”. But also we took a brief look into why the Green movement and renewable, alternative resources are so important to our lives.
Polycase has been implementing Green programs throughout our manufacturing and office facilities. These programs range from material handling to packaging to even placing individual recycling containers at nearly every workstation through out the company. We’re even helping students learn how to use more efficient fuel sources.
With every manufacturing process there is typically scrap created. Rather than throwing these items into the garbage (read: Landfill) Polycase can melt down and reuse the material to run more products. Instead of having to use brand new material, we are able to recycle that material into a new enclosure. It’s a win-win on both fronts, because we are reusing scrap that would normally have been garbage, AND because we are able to extend the amount of time between having to buy more material. This saves you money because with each purchase of material, as with inflation on all supplies, the costs have steadily increased.
We’re also investigating using more earth friendly packaging. The concern is finding a sturdy material that will continue to protect the plastic enclosures without draining the earth’s resources. We currently are using, and have used, the foam paper and cardboard layers for many years in our shipping department. We have found this does a fine job of protecting the enclosures from damage during shipment. The only reason these materials didn’t get an “excellent” rating is because they’re non-renewable products. In the future you will likely see greener packaging.
Keep the conversation going: What earth-friendly packaging do you use in your shipping?