Good practices and investments related to Cleaner Production
Example No. 22
Minimizing the amount of packaging materials used and replacing plastic materials with paper ones
Logistiko sp. z o.o. with its headquarter in Kraków,
place of implementation of good practice: warehouse in Kutno
Industry branch: logistics
Resources in question:
- Materials (packaging)
For shipments for which there is no perfectly matching box, the tops are cut with a wallpaper knife to minimize the need for fillers – photo no. 1.
The fillers are collected by hand, in the necessary amount, from the drum shown in photo no. 2, and then put into the box by hand – photo no. 3.
Paper tape with water-activated glue (as a replacement for classic adhesive tape) is cut to a given length by the device presented in photo no. 4, and then the finished pieces of tape are manually glued onto the boxes by an employee – photo no. 5.
Obtained benefits and effects of the implementation:
- Reducing both paper and primarily plastic waste by reducing the use of fillers and tapes made of plastic (which also required the time spent on additional segregation before sending the waste for recycling) – a cost of about PLN 1,000/month
- Report on the Cleaner Production Project No. 47.758, developed within the framework of the Cleaner Production Academy at Logistiko Sp. z o.o.: “Reduction of electricity consumption, reduction of atmospheric emissions and minimization of waste generation
- Materials (including photos) submitted by Logistiko Sp. z o.o.