When it comes to business, the general belief has always been that you must make environmental sacrifices to realise substantial profit and vice versa.
there are key ways businesses can reconcile these seemingly-opposite ideals of
conservation and capitalism. Here I will outline three key ways to do so, and demonstrate
how it may inspire a more eco-friendly and prosperous work environment for
those looking to both reduce waste and restore profit.
Shift to exact-size packaging:
Quite simply, using the right-size packaging system allows you to
create a more sustainable packaging process and reduce overall costs associated
with fulfilment. By placing corporate emphasis on packaging materials that can
adapt to product size/s, you are investing in a strategy that will ultimately
elicit greater profit.
Exact-size packaging reduces transport costs by
increasing vehicle utilisation, eliminating empty space in the product
packaging and creating more room on the delivery vehicle. Coupled with this
fiscally-responsible method, increased transport utilisation results in less
vehicles on the road and therefore an improved carbon footprint.
Invest in innovate styles of on-demand
corporate resources on machinery to accelerate on-demand packaging is an
investment in both future profits and conservatism, with ABBE Corrugated deeming
the importance of bringing this technology to the many retailers in the Australian
market high. One example is Panotec machinery that creates the right size
packaging for your products automatically, eliminating void fill and improving
product protection, while saving you money at the same time. With different
models and capabilities it’s ideal for small-medium enterprises.
retailers the CMC CartonWrap automatic carton packaging system has been able to
create dynamic cardboard boxes from a continuous
fanfold corrugated material for ecommerce players like catch.com.au and
cottonon.com.au. The real-time format change is managed automatically through
product recognition or directly from a database ensuring high flexibility of
processing. The system can be expanded to add print systems for logos,
trademarks or any other information directly to the box, further allowing each
box to be unique.
Investments such as this one provide great value to handling processes, reducing labour
and transportation costs. Also, with the right-sized box guaranteed every time,
the need for packaging fillers and empty space within cartons is eliminated, in
turn reducing waste further.
Explore variations on the classic
product design and innovation beyond the standard design or model, you can
create a loyal and interested customer base whose evolving needs you can
satisfy and requests you can fulfil. Simultaneously, you encourage a
consciousness of production and a vested interest in the sustainability of
of the standard will not only result in innovative product design, but also
inspire reasonable and considerate ways of producing.
The sacrifice of eco-friendliness for profit is clearly a trend of the past; there are strategies actively at work to remedy these fears and further revolutionise the packaging industry and I encourage businesses looking to both reduce waste and increase profit to look first at their packaging needs.
Daniel O’Sullivan is the Sales Director of ABBE Corrugated. ABBE – AUSTCOR will be exhibiting at Australia’s leading e-commerce event, Online Retailer Expo and Conference (July 24-25), where visitors will learn cutting-edge business insights, the latest trends, tech innovation, retail solutions, and hear exclusive insider insight from key players in the industry.