If you own or operate a warehouse, then you are probably well aware of the fact that you create a lot of waste on a regular basis. From cardboard boxes to packing supplies, too much waste is created in the average warehouse. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to cut down on your waste. Check out a few of the most effective ways to do it below.
Use less packaging.
Sit down and take a good hard look at the type of packaging you are using and the packaging techniques your employees are utilizing. You could potentially be using small boxes and less packing supplies overall to do the same job. You should also look into using biodegradable packaging that will have less of an impact on the environment.
Reuse items rather than discarding them.
Do you have a pile of pallets that are sitting outside your warehouse from a shipment you received recently? Rather than simply throwing them out, you should go through them and find the pallets that can be reused again. You can also probably reuse many of the cardboard boxes that are sent to you as part of shipments. By simply reusing these items instead of throwing them into a dumpster, you will be playing a big part in caring for the environment.
Install energy efficient lighting and equipment.
Many warehouses are outfitted with outdated lighting sources that use up too much energy. If this is the case in your warehouse, you should consider replacing that lighting with energy efficient bulbs. There will obviously be a cost associated with doing it, but it will save you money in the long run and cut back on the energy you are wasting. You should also consider replacing any older equipment that is using more energy than it should. Again, this will require you to put up money initially, but the updates will pay for themselves over time.
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