First of all, damage and waste in the supply chain can affect projected profits. Also, it has an unfavourable impact on our environment. Hence, waste minimization is essential.
Second, the amount of waste buried in landfills has doubled since 1960. The United Kingdom ranks the highest. They bury 90% of solid waste in landfills. The United States ranks in the middle of the major countries regarding landfill disposal.
Third, there’s a lot that can happen to cargo during transit that you cannot predict or foresee. Most loads shift to some degree. Various movements inside a trailer, railcar or intermodal container cause this. Necessary precautions to reduce product damage are needed. Hence, this is achieved by properly secure freight. The cause of product damage is load securement and lack of unit load stabilisation. Hence, all this is due to inappropriate packaging.
Stretch Wrapper Revolution
Abco Kovex is the official agent of Lantech Stretch Wrapping Machines to the UK and Ireland. Industrial Equipment News voted Lantech the “Best Brand”. Also, Lantech invented stretch wrapping and sparking.
A Packaging revolution spread around the globe. This changed the way pallets of products are unitised for shipment. Hence, with efficient waste minimisation. It is known that machine stretch wrapping technology provides more consistent loads. This technology nowadays applies, pre-loads and pre-stretch. The film tension is appropriate this way. This tension is over a longer period of time during transit.
How to reduce the risk of damages?
Reducing waste diminishes damages. Hence, this protects the environments. Consequently, Lantech stretch wrappers lower the risk of damages in transit. Waste nowadays is straining our environment. Thus, technology will make us use fewer resources. The environmental, economic and social benefits would be enormous.
Landfills and Problems Caused
Landfills nowadays are a big problem. The trash buried is isolated from groundwater. Hence, it will be kept dry and will not be in contact with air. However, under these conditions, trash doesn’t decompose much. Waste put in a landfill will stay there for a very long time.
What happened when an old landfill was excavated?
A 40-year-old newspaper was found with easily readable print. Landfills don’t break down trash. Landfills bury trash. The best way to decrease the amount of waste going to the landfills is to reduce, recycle and reuse.
Damaged products can be reused and utilised. Hence, we see how the whole supply chain can start again. Therefore, the manufacturing, packaging, manual labour, and transportation of the cargo occur again. Inefficient labour, fuel and materialsusage affect our environment.
Don’t wrap up tight just for the winter, do it for the environment!