Finding Ways to Minimize Waste
At ERIKS, we want to minimize waste wherever possible and ask our employees to look for opportunities to save resources. Our Gaskett Technology, Netherlands team were concerned to see pallets used for the shipping of metal sheet orders were being disposed in the waste wood container. The pallets were also a significant cost with a single 40m3 container valued at €250.
The team contacted the supplier and asked if they offered a reuse or recycling program. The supplier agreed to put a program in place for ERIKS and all pallets are now collected, sorted and reused. The change has save resources and the company around €3,000 every year.
Every year we were seeing around 1,000 pallets and lids being disposed of, it seemed like a real waste of resources. By contacting the supplier and asking that they recycle we have been able to save the company money and minimise the waste we produce.John Riegman,Logistics Coordinator, ERIKS Netherlands.