|Measurements (L,W, H)||Ext: 600 x 400 x 365mm / Int: 501 x 328 x 330mm
|Measurements (L,W, H)||Ext: 710 x 460 x 368mm / Int: 597 x 374 x 330mm
How can a business benefit from returnable plastic packaging instead of a single trip cardboard packaging?
Returnable plastic packaging comes in the form of plastic boxes, plastic containers, plastic crates, large bulk boxes and plastic pallets. This type of packaging is reused over and over. Cardboard boxes on the other hand are only used once, for single trips and are then disposed of.
Plastic packaging withstands the rigors of shipping, and plastic containers provide good storage solutions at home and in the office. The other major factor that companies consider is the environmental benefits. The Packaging Waste Directive in the UK focuses on avoiding packaging waste which means returnable options are steeply on the increase. Instead of landfilling, which is unfriendly to the environment and expensive, returnable packaging has a long life and is much cheaper than cardboard packaging.
'Without plastics, packaging weight could increase by as much as 400%, production and energy costs could double and material wastage increase by 150%'(British Plastics Foundation).
Returnable packaging usually include significant cost savings over traditional single trip packaging. Since product cycles usually average from three to five years, many manufacturers have found that their packaging budgets have become profit centres. Because of this difference, returnable packaging usually is treated as a capital investment instead of an expense. And as a company's products change, the returnable packaging often can be redesigned to work with the new products at a significant cost saving.