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Food for Thought - Rapids' Blog
Reduce, reuse, and recycle: it’s a phrase you’ve surely heard many times throughout your life, all with the same goal – protecting the environment by cutting down on the amount of waste we create every day. However, while these terms and the concepts behind them are very well-known, not many people know the full extent to which they can be implemented. One great example is the reusing of shipping materials such as cardboard, bubble wrap, and Styrofoam peanuts.
Did you know? Packaging materials make up around a third of the materials in garbage dumps
Rapids Wholesale is doing their part to help the environment by reusing this material. We take bubble wrap and cardboard from our vendors (as well as from several local companies) and repurpose it to send items back out of our warehouse. All materials are thoroughly inspected before use to ensure that our customers’ purchases will still receive the same amount of protection as they would if we were using new packaging materials.
Reducing waste can save you money
If you are running a business that frequently ships items, reusing these kinds of materials is definitely something you should consider adopting. This practice is not only good for the environment, but it also can lower your costs over time. The obvious savings are on how much you spend on new packing materials, but you may be getting additional savings by reducing the amount you spend on waste transportation as well.
This can even be an option for individuals or businesses that simply receive a lot of packages. Talk to your local shipping companies and see if any would be interested in using your cardboard and bubble wrap. It won’t require too much effort on your part, and it’s a great way to contribute to the community!
Order from Rapids today and look for our packaging slip that lets you know your item was shipped with recycled materials!