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Here at Amatech, we have made the transition from regular to returnable packaging as easy as possible. We offer a cost calculator for your convenience, just plug in your numbers and see the cost savings right before your eyes! You will find out that the money spent yearly on regular packaging may be lower than the initial cost to become returnable package ready. The reason for this is that returnable packaging has an initial expensive expense. This is because you are investing in returnable, reusable, sustainable packaging that typically gets you twenty more uses than regular packaging. Not only do you get to streamline your production line and save you money over time, you also get bragging rights about being environmentally “green”. How Much Money are You Really Saving? Customers experience between 40% and 70% savings on the overall cost when using returnable packaging. Amatech can design a package for you that you can put a part in and it will be protected-No more protective bagging…
Did you know that one returnable box could replace over 100 cardboard boxes? Not only can we help a company reduce their carbon footprint, returnables can also keep the production lines clean. During Amatech’s design process, we take in account the lines that the packaging is being used. Just like how you figure out a line process, the packaging can be part of the time process. With returnable packaging you can eliminate not only all the cardboard but also any protective films or plastic bags that you would have to just put in the dumpster. Returnables can be a big part of cost savings and help everyone keep a clean line and work space environment. Cardboard is not only environmentally unhealthy but also can be a harbor of mold! Mold is known to cause respiratory problems, common allergic reaction symptoms, nervous-system disorders and depression. For those that are sensitive to molds, it can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye…
This article was originally published on DC Velocity on August 19th, 2013. Now that sustainability has entered the mainstream, more companies are looking at whether their operations might be a good fit for reusable packaging. Indeed, according to Jerry Welcome of the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), the industry has seen annual growth of 10 percent over the past few years. According to RPA, reusable packaging includes reusable pallets, racks, bulk containers, handheld containers, and dunnage made of durable materials such as metal, plastic, or wood. (A cardboard box, although it could be used more than once, would not be considered reusable packaging.) The benefits of using reusables are manifold, experts say. They can reduce a shipment’s impact on the environment. They are more cost-effective than buying one-way or nonreturnable packaging. They are typically stronger and easier to clean than their single-use counterparts. Finally, there’s the aesthetic appeal. Reusable packaging usually looks better and often takes up less warehouse space because it is…
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