November 14, 2007, 12:00 AM PST
Torrance, CA -
Preaching the gospel of Repeat Use Packaging was the order of the day when Scott Ermeti, Pelican™ Products, Vice President of Marketing and International Business, addressed the 2007 Reverse Logistics Conference in Singapore and accepted the award for the best booth.
Mr. Ermeti’s presentation centered on how Pelican Products is seeking to make the traditional Supply Chain process greener by changing the way sensitive equipment is shipped. “Our cases are on the forefront of a great trend toward a greener, more sustainable supply chain,” said Scott Ermeti. “And since they are infinitely reusable, it’s gratifying to know that our cases will be around for generations to come as part of the environmental solution, not the problem.”
Renowned for the development and manufacture of nearly indestructible cases for protecting expensive equipment, the company is providing their customers with Repeat Use Packaging – a reusable shipping container solution which has less impact on the environment while saving money and better protecting merchandise.
This is especially important with the growth of the technology industry, as items like computer equipment are packaged in materials that typically cannot be reused, separated, or recycled. Multiple-material packaging impedes recycling and some materials, such as polystyrene, are generally made without recycled content and may be non-recyclable. As a result, disposal of this packaging is costly and further taxes the landfill system.
A recent study showed that a mere five pounds of waste was generated by 250 shipments inside a repeat use Pelican Protector™ Case (two cubic feet). This was in stark contrast to the 375 pounds of waste generated by the equivalent amount of cardboard boxes necessary for the same number of shipments.
About Pelican Products
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, life sciences, industrial, entertainment, and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 27 countries, with 23 international sales offices and eleven manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. and the division which manufactures temperature-controlled packaging for the healthcare industry, does business worldwide under the brand Peli BioThermal. For more information, visit www.pelican.com.
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