With the world becoming more conscious of our impact on the environment it is more important then ever to start thinking about ways to reduce our carbon footprint. With millions and millions of packages shipped each day, the mountain of packaging material that is disposed of is unimaginable. At Badger Fulfillment Group we take great pride in our approach to eco-friendly 3pl fulfillment services that is why we put together 7 ways to make your fulfillment process eco-friendly.
1. Reduce Waste & Consolidate
Reducing waste in your packaging is a great way to make a positive impact on the environment and your customers. Being more conscious about the inner packaging material used and the amount of inner packaging material helps reduce waste.
Right sizing is the practice of optimizing packing to fit the product or products tightly. This practice can help reduce package size by 40% saving you time and money on ALL your shipped goods.
3. Choose Green Packaging
Choosing green packaging or sustainable packaging such as organic fabrics, starch-based biomaterials and recycled carboard are just a few ways to make your packaging process more eco-friendly. Not only do these materials reduce your carbon footprint they promote stewardship for the earth we live on.
4. Cut Out Plastics
We have all seen plastics that have been lying around in our communities for years. It is a terrible look, and we should all do our part in reducing the amount of plastics used. Unfortunately, plastics are used heavily in the shipping industry but that is changing due to the availability of alternative eco-friendly packaging materials.
5. NEVER Use Styrofoam
Although some products may require Styrofoam as a protective barrier it should be used very sparingly to say the least. Styrofoam is non-biodegradable and also classified as a possible human carcinogen by the EPA. Instead of utilizing Styrofoam in your packaging of large products consider using recycled cardboard as well as talk to your fulfillment company to help strategize a packaging solution for larger items.
6. Reduce Emissions. Go Electric
Electric forklifts are a normal sight in almost all fulfillment centers but the trucks that are used to deliver the goods are not. But that is starting to change. With advancements in electrical cells that are used within batteries electrical semi trucks will soon be a regular occurrence on streets and highways.
7. Solar Power
With advancements in solar technology, solar panels and the power they generate are becoming more prevalent in the fulfillment industry. Badger Fulfillment Group is dedicated to making our warehouse facilities fully solar powered by 2023.
Badger Fulfillment is a 3pl fulfillment partner that is dedicated to reducing waste. We have many years of experience in this area and pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients and the earth. We offer a variety of services that can help you reduce waste, including recycling, and waste reduction. Contact us today to learn more about Badger Fulfillment Group’s fulfillment services your company can benefit from.