Challenge: As part of their Walmart environmental initiative, LNK International requested ways to reduce their carbon footprint and minimize waste from their supply chain.
Solution: DISC responded by designing a system to reuse shippers that delivered LNK product to their warehouse. It consisted of a closed-loop process for delivery and return of reusable polypropylene shipping containers. After delivery, trucks returning to DISC brought back empty containers. As a result, we successfully reduced nearly 300,000 pounds of waste corrugated material. In addition, the reduction of SBS paperboard from 16-point caliper to 15-point caliper reduced consumption by 6.25%.