Expand your options to recycled and biodegradable packaging
You may be familiar with the term “biodegradable” when it comes to food packaging, but did you know that some materials are also biodegradable for your business? Biodegradable packaging is made from renewable resources like cornstarch, sugarcane, and wheat flour. They are commonly used for things like cups, napkins and straws. Recycled or recovered products are used instead of new ones; this means that they have been salvaged from the waste stream and reused after being reprocessed. Some examples include:
Recycled aluminium cans
Recycled glass bottles
Switch to electric vehicles
Another way to cut down on emissions is to switch your delivery vehicles to electric. Electric vehicles are cleaner, more efficient and cheaper to maintain than conventional vehicles, which can save you money in the long run. They’re also safer for both drivers and pedestrians because they’re quieter when they go by—and if their batteries are charged at home or at work instead of at a fuel station, there’s less risk of theft too.
One major benefit of electrification is that it reduces costs associated with maintenance and repairs because EVs have fewer moving parts compared with a traditional fleet of vehicles.
Helping the environment is good for business and it’s good for your drivers.
Having a zero-waste delivery service is not only good for the environment but also allows you to be a more sustainable company.
Your drivers can feel better about what they do when they know they’re doing something that helps the planet.
It allows you to stand out as a brand, especially since many companies are still struggling with waste management and recycling.
By being environmentally conscious, your customers will feel like they’re doing their part by supporting you and your mission which in turn will benefit them too!
While it might seem like a pipe dream to get your business to zero waste, it’s become increasingly possible with the right tools and strategies in place. With new technology on offer, the possibilities for a greener future are endless.