Reducing Carbon Footprint and Emissions With Reusable Containers

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Reusable Containers

Modern businesses of all sizes stand to benefit greatly from reducing their carbon footprint (and emissions) by incorporating reusable containers into their operations. In a world where sustainable practices are more than just the norm, and where environmental policies from governments all over the world are becoming more prominent, staying ahead of the curve is more important than ever.

There are numerous methods for reducing your carbon footprint at work. However, here are a few pointers on how to lay a solid foundation by committing to introducing reusable containers across operations.


Why Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Matters

Lowering one's carbon footprint at work contributes to a global reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Doing so has a number of advantages, including helping to combat climate change, which may well become the most difficult challenge humans will face in the 2030s and beyond. Taking responsibility requires changes at home and at work in order to set a good example and contribute to the progress of things one small step at a time.


Laying a Solid Foundation with Reusable Containers

Reusable containers are one way to start incorporating change at home or at work. Encourage employees to only buy reusable containers in a private capacity and ensure that any containers that form part of the supply chain take a similar approach too.   This helps to combat pollution, reduces waste, and eliminates the need for additional energy to be expended on creating brand new products on a regular basis.

Reusable containers are an excellent waste management method that does not involve a lot of maintenance on your or your employees' part.


Day Zero: Start with a Formal Commitment

If you've never used reusable containers before, start by establishing a "day zero" for your company. Encourage early adoption by providing your employees with a basic starter kit that includes reusable containers. This will push company culture in a new direction and make it easier to set the tone for doing so throughout the supply chain. Talk to the team about their ideas, ask for feedback on policy drafts, and make it a fresh start that gets everyone excited about doing their part to help the environment.


Explore Sustainable Solutions To Help You Get There

The right reusable containers should come from a supplier that already keeps sustainability front of mind. MPCSA has a wide range of products that have all been created with this kind of thinking in mind. Our team has gone above and beyond in making sure that recycling forms a major part of overall operations, with nearly 25 000 tonnes of plastic being recycled in the last five years. These have been used to create new containers and other products locally, and by collaborating with us on your efforts to reduce the carbon footprint and emissions in your operations, you’ll be ticking all the boxes in terms of enhancing the green rating of your business.


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