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Walker helping online retailers to slash their use of plastic packaging 04 October 2019

Turning in-bound transit packaging waste into protective void-fill material

Walker Logistics has eliminated the use of plastic-based void-fill materials in over 90.0% of the orders that it processes at its Berkshire, UK-based multi-client fulfilment facility. Commonly used void fillers such as plastic bubble-wrap, air-filled protective cushions and polystyrene chips have been replaced by environmentally friendly packaging material which Walker produces on-site by recycling its clients’ own in-bound transit packaging.

By turning in-bound transit packaging waste into protective void-fill material that it uses to protect outgoing orders, the Company is not only reusing waste products but also avoiding other less environmentally-friendly forms of transit packaging.

It is estimated that in the last year alone some 78 tonnes (6.5 tonnes per month) of packaging waste has been diverted from landfill thanks to Walker’s clients’ enthusiastic uptake of the eco-friendly packaging, which is produced using low energy, state-of-the-art shredding machinery.