Case Study: Excessive Packaging – Solutions

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Did any of your ideas match the following solutions?

  • Asking the supplier to deliver construction materials with minimal or no packaging to prevent the accumulation of plastic waste.
  • Working with the supplier to find re-usable or recyclable alternatives to plastic wrapping.
  • Avoiding over-ordering construction materials and bulk-buying materials to prevent the accumulation of unnecessary waste.
  • Liaising with the supplier to find more sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging, such as boxes, containers, crates and wrapping made from paper, plywood, timber or cardboard.
  • Considering asking the supplier to use packaging with a high recycled content as this is more sustainable than single-use plastic wrapping.