The Challenge

One of the largest manufacturers of toiletries in the UK was inundated with cardboard waste which was a by-product of its processes. Supplies of bottles, bottle caps, trigger assemblies and labels were all delivered in non-returnable cardboard boxes.
To cope with the ever increasing mountain of cardboard the client was considering a substantial investment in a large baler, however, the volatile waste market meant that the return on investment was not guaranteed.

The Solution

During a site visit Sadlers identified many cardboard boxes that were suitable for the reuse market. We suggested segregating at the point of source to reduce labour costs and we provided a curtain sided trailer to overcome any storage issues.

The Result

Revenue was more than doubled with a contract price guaranteed fixed for three years. Over 70% of the client’s cardboard waste was diverted up the waste hierarchy to reuse. Substantial capital was retained as a new baler was no longer necessary.

The Challenge

A drinks manufacturer with factories all over the world had a particular problem with cardboard waste at its sites in the UK. Glass bottles were delivered to site on pallets and each pallet contained layers of bottles which were separated by a pallet sized cardboard pad. The pads were too large to fit their cardboard baler so they were dumped loose in a waste skip. In this form they had very little value.

The Solution

After taking samples Sadlers managed to create a reuse market for the pads. The client’s fully automated manufacturing process automatically collated the pads onto pallets so there was no work to do in terms of segregation and sortation. The client’s vast warehouse space was sufficient to accumulate a large enough load for a collection to be viable.

The Result

Revenue was quadrupled while the client experienced very little change to their processes. Again, cardboard waste was diverted to reuse.



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