An international retailer had an issue: their stores had cardboard and plastics piling up and it was becoming a mess and they turned to Midwest warehouse provider FW Warehousing for help. This client didn’t want to fill their dumpsters with recyclables – it’s not environmentally friendly and it is very expensive. They needed a quick fix and the Solutions Team at FW Warehousing came up with the answer.
After a quick study of the situation and some possible remedies, the FW Solutions Team concluded the answer was simple and efficient: use the empty trailers already returning to an FW Warehousing facility to transport the cardboard and plastics.
But what to do with all the cardboard and plastic? It would be too expensive to warehouse and using the trailers for storage was not an answer. The solution was clear: industrial balers on-site in the FW Warehousing facility. So the FW facility manager brought in a baler and trained his staff on how to safely operate it. Then he contacted local recycling firms to negotiate a price for the recycled materials. The end result: no more cardboard and plastics cluttering up the stores, less in the landfills, and a quarterly check to the customer.
The customer can easily scrap their unwanted packaging in an eco-friendly, cost effective manner while FW Warehousing continues to implement green initiatives throughout its Midwest warehouse operations.
Finding a green warehouse is important in this market. With all the boxes and packing material wasted every day, recycling needs to take place to help save resources and money.
To discuss your storage, distribution or logistics needs, call FW Warehousing at 618-482-8717 or simply click the GET A QUOTE button in the right hand column of this page.
FW Warehousing is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with Midwest warehouse distribution centers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana totaling more than four million square feet. Founded in 1949 with a focus on food grade storage, FW later broadened its services to include general warehousing, dry storage, hazardous material and chemical storage, temperature-controlled storage, product distribution and fulfillment. FW Warehousing has more than 60 years of experience in third-party 3PL logistics and has been ranked in the top 100 Third Party Logistic Companies in the country by Inbound Logistics magazine.