In its most simple terms, reverse distribution is the recovery and reuse of packaging. You’ve heard it all before. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
But there’s got to be more to it, right? Exactly. It’s a full-service systematic process.
Reclaim your Product. Close the Loop.
Reverse distribution can also be called a packaging recovery system. This systematic process offers a lot more than simply retrieving your packaging assets. Your pallets, boxes and related shipping materials are:
Be Kind to the Environment. Get Rewarded.
There’s more to a packaging recovery system than corporate responsibility. Reverse distribution has three main goals:
- Reduce solid waste created by packaging
- Reduce the volume of natural resources used
- Reduce packaging costs
Reaching these reverse distribution goals results in:
- A better environment
Demands on natural resources like wood and fuel are reduced when packaging is reused. In addition, we put less stress on landfills by recycling and using packaging materials multiple times.
- An improved bottom line
Cost-effective advances in technology and reusable packaging materials make switching to a closed loop packaging system an easy choice. Why? The latest in logistics systems make managing reverse distribution a profitable alternative to current methods. Even the most nimble product distributors will find savings.
Think about the volume of solid waste your packaging creates in just a single truckload. Give us your best guess in the comments below. We bet it's more than you think.
Post by: Paul Pascarella, Sales Manger