Material selection, package dimensions, and manufacturing process choices are all opportunities to make the best choice to mitigate potential environmental damage. At PCH, these decisions are influenced by our Cleantech policy. Our Product Development teams are guided by the following principles for sustainable product development:
More information about Cleantech can be found here
By redesigning the packaging of our client's products, we can dramatically reduce costs and environmental impact. For one client, (example shown in the diagram) we illustrated how a smarter package design can remove excess materials, improve shipping efficiency and minimize package-associated Bill of Materials (BOM) costs.
In this case, removing the PVC blister pack had a huge impact on lowering costs, without impacting product sales.
|Product Packaging||Old Package||New Package|
|Package Cycle Time||180secs||15secs|
|Units per pallet||280||576|
|% PRICE (USD)||100%||9% (91% cost reduction)|