Shipping companies can help reduce their carbon footprint on a global scale so if you are sending a package to a friend within the UK or overseas through the postal service or heading up a UK based manufacturer that exports out on a daily basis across the world using a shipping company then you now have a vast array of choices to reduce the impact on our environment.
Eco friendly packaging sent through a shipping company can save quite a bit of money when all aspects are considered. For instance using re-cycled materials for packaging and wrapping alone will usually be a cheaper option and will be just as practical as the new never before used items.
Recent evidence has shown that shipping companies are having to make use of eco friendly options where possible to maintain customer satisfaction and when polled by shipping companies it was found that almost half of the companies questioned have opted for eco friendly packaging when available as long as it is not impacting on the delivery schedules to their customer base.
Think back to the items you may have received through a shipping company and we have all had something tiny delivered in a box or carton that is 10-20 time larger and while we understand the need to protect the items in transport they actually leave a lot of unnecessary waste behind so if we can reduce this we are heading in the right direction.
In business if you are ordering multiple items through a shipping company consider consolidating all our requirements into one monthly shipment as opposed to something once or twice a week.
With technology advancing all the time new production methods and materials will continue to make eco friendly packaging easy and safe for anything that needs to be sent through a shipping company.
Plastic packaging is often frowned upon but it gives a high level of protection be it an air filled packaging item or plastic bag both of which can be reduced in size and recycled time and time again.
Its not all about the packaging and the customer having to do most of the work as Shipping companies are making their collection and delivery routes more eco friendly by having empty running at a minimum and maximising their route on a daily basis therefore reducing the number of miles required to complete the working day.
If everyone plays their part then the whole system can run greener and more efficiently.