Packaging Savings: How to Score Better with Corrugated Reductions
When big-box leader Wal-Mart recently announced it will pressure its suppliers into adopting a more environment-friendly stance via a program aimed at reducing overall packaging materials, it was like the “shot heard ‘round the world” for the packaging community (see Wal-Mart reveals packaging scorecard, published November 2006)
The Wal-Mart initiative is scheduled to officially take effect in 2008, thereby placing great pressure on their suppliers to act quickly. There is encouraging news for Wal-Mart suppliers that a solution is available today that can prepare for what promises to become the future of packaging. Top-load wraparound systems are ideally suited for this emerging business model by boasting the twin benefits of environmental protection and cost-reduction.