If you are a small business who uses a transport company to deliver small items of freight, there are many ways you can be sustainable and save your costs as well. Many businesses also receive goods such as supplies, so they will have various kinds of packaging to dispose of. While it may be sent off to the recycling centre, it could be a better option to keep it and re-use it for the packaging needs of your business.
Recycling packaging for your business will save in many ways.
- It saves on the cost of purchasing more packaging
- It saves on the cost of disposing of it in some other way
- It saves on the cost of fuel in having new packaging delivered to your business.
While the latter may not be saving your own fuel costs, it still helps to save the earth’s resources.
You may think that being, in effect, your own recycling centre will take up more room, you would still have to find storage for the new packaging materials if you purchased that. This room can be utilised to store recycled packaging just as well. It is possible to flatten cardboard boxes so they don’t take up too much room. If you store them in piles according to size, it will be easy to find the right ones for your needs.