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Why use returnable transit packaging?

Picture of plastic boxes used in returnable packaging

Returnable transit packaging, also known as reusable transit packaging, is a packaging system in which the packaging is designed to be used multiple times, thus reducing the need for single-use packaging. In many industries, returnable packaging has been widely adopted for the transportation and storage of parts and components.

The use of returnable packaging in industry – whether it be automotive, aerospace, engineering or retail – has several environmental benefits. Firstly, it reduces the amount of single-use packaging waste generated. This waste would otherwise and often end up in landfills or the environment, where it could take hundreds of years to decompose. By using returnable packaging, industry can reduce the amount of waste generated, and decrease its environmental impact.

Secondly, returnable packaging can reduce the amount of resources and costs needed to produce new packaging materials. This is because the material used in returnable packaging mean it can be used multiple times and over many years, which means fewer resources are needed to produce new packaging materials over time. By reducing the amount of resources needed to produce packaging materials, returnable packaging can help reduce the environmental impact of the industry it is being used in. Over its useful lifespan, returnable packaging additionally provides a genuine and often significant cost saving.

Finally, our returnable packaging can often be sustainably re-purposed in order to provide an equally useful service elsewhere! By prior arrangement and agreement, GCIP can accept many of our products back at the end of their useful life, to ensure they are recycled through our authorised channels.

In summary, the use of returnable packaging in the automotive industry has several environmental benefits. It reduces the amount of single-use packaging waste generated, reduces the amount of resources needed to produce new packaging materials, and thus reduce that industry’s carbon footprint.

GCIP is a leading provider of industrial returnable transit packaging and we’re here to help find the perfect solution to your materials handling requirements.

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