21 September 2020

We are constantly evaluating the packaging options available to ensure the least impact to the environment whilst continuing to use packaging that will protect the materials we store and ship.On a bi-annual basis our packaging focus group reviews the existing packaging, what is new to the market, cost implications as well as the level of protection for the goods.

A few updated from our recent review features include:

  • We only purchase packaging from FSC approved producers (The FSC system allows businesses and consumers to identify, purchase and use wood, paper and other forest products made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources)
  • Our pick/pack strategy includes paperless picking enabling our operatives to change the size and type of packaging
  • Where possible, original boxes are used to ship goods reducing the need for new packaging
  • Carton boxes are made from a minimum 70% recycled material and are 100% recyclable and compostable
  • The material used within bubble bags is LDPE Polythene and these are made from 50% recycled material. The bubbles are 100% recyclable
  • Jiffy padded bags are made from paper and the inner is made from 100% recycled paper fibre, with the outer being made from virgin kraft paper. The jiffy bags are 100% recyclable and are compostable

For more information on our packaging review and waste reduction initiatives, please contact your Customer Service Team.