Going green costs too much….
…or does it? Throughout the course of a week, we repeatedly hear from companies, “we want to green our supply chain, but right now cutting costs is key”. The assumption seems to be that these two things must be mutually exclusive – but is that really the case?
Reusable packaging seems to solve both of these problems – in the long and short term. By utilizing reusable containers throughout the supply chain, the waste of expendables can be significantly reduced, and because the same container is used repeatedly, companies can save their precious capital to focus on their core business long term.
If the focus is more short term, renting reusable containers can reduce costs immediately and because it eliminates the need for disposal and cleaning, operational costs are significantly reduced.
Have other ideas for cutting costs while going green? I’d love to hear them!